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Silver Spring Garden Club April 2021 Meeting - "Return of Periodical Cicadas"

April 2021 SSGC MEETING NOTICE The April 2021 SSGC meeting is on Monday, 4/19 at 7:30pm will feature a talk on the "Return of Periodical Cicadas: Fear, Fascination, and Fun in 2021." Known for their 13- and 17-year life cycles and massive synchronous emergences periodical cicadas are unique in the insect world. We will explore the natural history, ecology, and behavior of the seven species of periodical cicadas indigenous to North America. Predator satiation, the periodical cicada’s bizarre strategy for survival, will be contrasted with defenses of their kin the dog-day cicadas. Learn when cicadas will appear and how they will impact humans, pets, wildlife, and plants in our region. Speakers: Mike Raupp, a Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, Mike is a regular guest on NPR, was featured on National Geographic and the Science Channel and has appeared with media luminaries including Jay Leno, Dr. Oz, Hoda Kotb, and Kojo Nnamdi. His “Bug of the

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