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Periodical Cicadas: An Intersection of Human History and Natural History

Presented by Germantown Historical Society at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 16, 2021

Periodical Cicadas: An Intersection of Human History and Natural History

A free on-line presentation by Clarence Hickey about the regular invasion of our neighborhoods, parks and woods every 17 years by millions of raucous insects.

Montgomery County has some lesser known, yet very numerous, native residents: the 17-year periodical cicadas that visited us with great gusto in 1987 and 2004. The reappearance of the periodicals every 17 years suggests a certain measure of stability in our local environment, a natural sign for us. As these cicadas offer a unique opportunity for observing and studying nature in our own backyards, this presentation will demonstrate the intersection of cicada natural history and human history as

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