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Cicadas, 17 Years to Awesome

Nature Guys


Gia and Bob are excited about the arrival of the 17 year periodic cicadas. We hope to inspire you to either love cicadas or maybe just hate them a little less. Bob and Gia share 17 cool things about cicadas. There is nothing to fear when the cicadas are here!

Please listen to the episode to learn all about our contest to celebrate the cicadas! Email us your entry to

Related episodes: Cicadas are Kinda Cute, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy

Our sources for this episode include:

  • Cicada Safari App created by Dr. Gene Kritsky 
  • Cicada Mania: Cicada Insect News, Facts, Life Cycle, Photos, Books ...
  • When the Woods Hum by Joanne Ryder (the book is out of print but check your library)
  • Cecily Cicada (2021 Edition) by Kita Helmetag Murdock and Patsy Helmetag
  • Periodical Cicadas The Brood X Edition by Gene Kritsky

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