For the Birds Radio Program: Brooding over Cicadas

Original Air Date: Jan. 25, 2024

This spring, both the 17-year “Great Northern Brood” cicadas and the 13-year “Great Southern Brood” will emerge from underground. These innocuous insects cause absolutely no damage, but their noise is astonishingly loud, so many people over-react. The pesticides people used during the “Great Eastern Brood” emergence in 2021 are believed to have killed a lot of birds.

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