2004 Cicada Season Reports

 

 

 

As of today July 20, 5 cicada species have been heard calling daily in Southern Maryland. A sixth species, Tibicen winnemanna (aka T. pruinosa) has been heard calling in the mountains of the Mid-Atlantic states. Here is what they sound like:

 

Tibicen chloromerus, Morning Cicada (8 second rising crescendo call) normally is heard from 7am to 11am, but can be heard throughout the day.

 

Neocicada hieroglyphica, Hieroglyphic Cicada (call sounds like a remote controlled aircraft revving up) can be heard from around 9:30am through the afternoon until dusk (at 9:00pm). This cicada calls in small localized colonies and is quite obvious if one is listening for cicadas.

 

Tibicen robinsonianus, Robinson’s Cicada (call is a single grunt like sound repeated over and over) can be heard calling after Noon but is normally heard from 4pm to dusk (about 9pm right now).

 

Tibicen lyricen, Lyric Cicada (a long continuous monotone rattle lasting more than 30 seconds) can be heard in the evening to dusk.

 

Tibicen davisi, Davis’ Cicada (a short brassy buzz-saw like sound lasting about 10 seconds) can be heard during the morning hours into early afternoon. I have never heard T. davisi call in the evening.

 

Two more species, Tibicen auletes and Tibicen linnei should be heard shortly.

 

Remember, Brood X adults are now gone!! If you see or hear any cicadas they are one of the many species of annual or dog day cicadas.

 

First Tibicen davisi reported calling!!! That makes five actively calling in this area!

 

The first T. davisi of the 2004 season was heard calling in St. Mary’s County, Maryland during the afternoon of July 18.

 

More on Brood X distribution in the Frederick and Washington counties, MD area.

 

Sunday, July 18, 2004 10:52:41 PM

State: MD

County: Washington/Frederick

Location: South Mountain

Periodical Cicada Activity: While driving back from the July 4th weekend, I noticed quite a bit of flagging on US 40 at the top of South Mountain near Greenbrier Park, then once I was on the other side of the I-70 bridge, it quickly disappeared. I found another small, localized area of flagging on Braddock Mtn on Ridge Road, just west of Frederick. Also saw evidence of cicadas at PenMar Park, at where Wash Co, Fred Co, and Penn. all meet. Seems like Brood X visited the higher elevations in Western MD, but not in the valleys. I saw and heard nothing around Hagerstown and Frederick cities. I enjoyed hearing the annuals at dusk on the drive back to VA!

 

Brood X wrap up from Fairfax County, Virginia

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:33:43 PM

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: Falls Church

Location: Intersection of VA Rt. 29 and Cameron Rd.

Periodical cicada activity: Activity started slowly around 11 May and increased steadily; at the peak, they were all over my yard. I heard and found all three species. At the peak, they were clinging on practically every other leaf, and the sound was impossible to ignore. During the final week of May, the peak week, they even did sing at night. Things tapered down rather dramatically after Memorial Day weekend, and I believe I found my last live cicada around 12 June. My yard was more heavily populated than some in the neighborhood, though, but on the whole they were pretty much everywhere.

Periodical cicada activity 1987: I was very little in 1987, but I remember that they all came out at once, not gradually like this time. I just woke up one day and there were huge screaming bugs clinging to everything, which was terrifying. I know that they were more spastic in 1987–they were more likely to jump up and fly if you walked past them. I suspect that there were more in general that year, as there has been a lot of construction in Falls Church since 1987.

 

All quiet in Bowie

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:41:48 PM

State: MD

County: Prince Georges

City: Bowie

Location: My yard

Periodical cicada activity: I wish to report no emergences this month, although I have seen a few sheds where I thought all had been collected.

 

First report of Eggs hatching!!!

 

Monday, July 12, 2004 4:45:53 PM

State: MD

County: Prince Georges

City: Cheverly

Location: Belleview Ave.

Periodical Cicada Activity: First instar nymphs of M. septendecim began hatching yesterday (11 July)from red oak twigs; more today. Sample preserved.

 

 

Report of Brood X Eggs laid in Tomato Plant!!!

 

Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:39:53 PM

I would like to report the laying of eggs on a tomato plant in my garden from Brood X.

I’m located in SW Mifflin County, PA.

I’ll go now to take a picture.

 

7-06-04

 

As of today, 4 cicada species have been heard calling daily in Southern Maryland. A fifth species, Tibicen winnemanna is most likely calling in the mountains of the Mid-Atlantic states.

 

Tibicen chloromerus, Morning Cicada (8 second rising crescendo call) normally is heard from 7am to 11am.

Neocicada hieroglyphica, Hieroglyphic Cicada (call sounds like a remote controlled aircraft revving up) can be heard from around 9:30am through the afternoon until dusk (at 9:00pm). This cicada calls in small localized colonies and is quite obvious if one is listening for cicadas.

Tibicen robinsonianus, Robinson’s Cicada (call is a single grunt like sound repeated over and over) can be heard calling after Noon but is normally heard from 4pm to dusk  (about 9pm right now).

Tibicen lyricen, Lyric Cicada (a long continuous monotone rattle lasting more than 30 seconds) can be heard in the evening to dusk.

 

Two more species, Tibicen auletes and Tibicen davisi should be heard shortly.

 

7-05-04

 

Monday, July 05, 2004 10:52:42 PM

State: MD

County: Carroll

City: Westminster

Location: Up on Parr’s Ridge, not far from Western Maryland (McDaniel) College.

Periodical Cicada Activity: I saw only one flying on June 8th.  I neither saw nor heard any in town until June 30th, when I heard one in my oak tree in front of my house.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I lived in Southern California then.  We had no cicadas of any sort.

Comments: In 1974 I lived in Brown County, Indiana, and they were SPECTACULAR.  Sitting up in the fire-tower, one could hear waves of their song (like a chorus of chain-saws) pouring over the forest, up one hill and down the next, swirling, splitting and doubling back; fading out only to swell again, returning from three directions at once like a tidal force.

 

Monday, July 05, 2004 10:17:53 PM

State: MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Arnold

Location: Laurel Valley Ct., across from Bay Hills shopping center

Periodical Cicada Activity: Numerous cicadas sighted flying around the treetops and later dead ones on the ground in the garden–but not nearly as many or as loud as in some other areas I visited (esp older Baltimore tree-filled communities).  Suspect this may be only first or second brood in my area since it was developed (early 80’s).  Only occasionally loud individuals heard over din of the multitudes in the distance.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: My community (Laurel Valley Ct.) was built just a few years prior.

 

7-04-04

 

Sunday, July 04, 2004 3:08:01 PM

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: Fairfax

Location: Jennifer Drive, just north of Nellie White

Periodical Cicada Activity:

Emergence   May 10th2004

First song   May 14th 2004

Ending around June 10th 2004

Heavy emergence, unable to count…  🙂

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:

yes they did.. but we moved in in 2000… 🙂

Comments: This is old news, but thought you might want it.

Saw our first cicada emerging from a hole at Camp Crowell Girl Scout Camp in Oakton, VA, on Sat. May 8th in the afternoon.

At our home in Fairfax just two blocks north of Burke, four blocks from Ox Road route 123, our first emergences smack in our face were Monday morning May 10th. It was light at first, then steadily heavier. The first singers were 5/14/04.  By June 10th most of the sound had finished. We still heard the ones north of us…but by mid June they were gone.  Sad, sad.

We thought we might count them… NOPE… way too  many.. in trees on bushes, under trees… many, many cicadas… Seeing the map helped me to understand that we really are on the southern side of the brood X… 🙂 Great experience.

 

7-03-04

 

Saturday, July 03, 2004 3:29:17 PM

State: PA

County: Montgomery

City: Lower Gwynedd

Location:  Gwynedd Valley post office

Periodical Cicada Activity: WE WERE TOLD WE COULD EXPECT A VERY HEAVY AMOUNT OF CICADAS AND TO DATE HAVE SEEN NONE. IS IT POSSIBLE WE WILL NOT GET THEM AT ALL? MY DAUGHTER IN CINCINNATI AREA GOT A GREAT DEAL OF THEM ALMOST A MONTH AGO AS DID THE AREAS SOUTH OF PA. SO ASSUME THEY ARE NOT COMING FROM THE GROUND HERE SINCE TOO LATE. THANKS FOR YOUR FEELINGS AS TO THEM STILL COMING HERE. THANKS

 

7-02-04

 

As of Saturday, June 26, 2004, there were still cicadas in Sky Meadow Park near Paris Virginia. I heard them, and saw several live ones. Guess it is because it is cooler in the foothills?

 

Friday, July 02, 2004 11:25:27 AM

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: CENTREVILLE

Location: Mountain View School

Periodical Cicada Activity: I counted 179,685 cicadas per quarter acre.

 

6-30-04

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 8:48:02 PM

State: MD

County: Montgomery

City: Laytonsville

Location: Shady Grove Metro (site of today’s activity)

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: There was plenty – we lived in North Chevy Chase, near the Audubon.

Comments: Heard loud and clear on June 30, 2004!

This was at the Metro station (Shady Grove) between the new garage and the east – bound exit. The temp was 85 degrees.

 

NOTE: This report may be of Neocicada hieroglyphica and not that of Magicicada spp. JZ.

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:15:33 PM

Other State: Ohio

County: Belmont

City: St Clairsville

Location: Union Local High School

Periodical Cicada Activity: None

 

6-29-04

 

Concerning the line between the Brood II and X areas in Northern Virginia. The map shows the line going through southern Fairfax County. I live in Prince William County and can confirm that we saw no emergence. However, we did see plenty of cicadas in Springfield and in Fountainhead Park, which is on the northern bank of the Occoquon river. So it would appear that the border between the broods is the Occoquan River – which forms the border between Fairfax and Prince William.

 

6-28-04

 

Steve, Your e-mail address ([email protected]) keeps getting kicked back. Please e-mail me again and I will send my response. JZ.

 

Monday, June 28, 2004 8:43:28 PM

State: DE

County: New Castle

City: Wilmington

Location: Marshallton/Hockessin

Periodical Cicada Activity: No periodical activity in the northern part of the county.  Massive emergence in southern New Castle County near C&D Canal (Bear/Glasgow) ended about a week ago.

 

Monday, June 28, 2004 11:14:49 AM

State: MD

County:

City: Baltimore

Location: Memorial Stadium

Periodical Cicada Activity: I have found a green-eyed cicada.  I found it alive last night but it died this morning 06/28/2004.

 

6-27-04

 

Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:41:44 PM

State:  VA

County: Prince William

City: Manassas

Location:

Periodical Cicada Activity:

Noise has really dropped off in the last two weeks in the Fairfax/Clifton areas. Only hear a few lonely souls at a time now, instead of thousands. Last Friday I was surprised to hear some and see flagging SW of Clifton and along Yates Ford Rd east of Manassas. It seemed to stop as soon as the road ends at Prince William Pkwy. I’ve found cicadas north and east of Manassas now, but they disappear as soon as I get to town. Haven’t actually seen one in person since 2nd week of June. BTW This morning was the 1st time I’ve noticed the song of the annual cicadas. It’s not summer til I’ve heard them!

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:

Comments:

Love the site–can’t wait to see the final map locations. Looks like my area has another 9 years to go. Interesting how the two broods are practically evenly spaced apart from each other.

 

Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:27:42 PM

State: PA

County: Chester

City: Wayne

Location: Old Eagle School

Periodical Cicada Activity: None

 

6-25-04

 

Friday, June 25, 2004 12:35:11 PM

State: PA

County: Perry

City: Newport

Location: Reststop on highway

Periodical Cicada Activity: This is report from a friend who just handed me specimens collected 13 June 2004. Many dead on ground, and lots in trees.

 

Friday, June 25, 2004 9:58:39 AM

State: WV

County: Grant

City:

Location: West of Scherr

Periodical Cicada Activity:

Someone posted a message saying that on June 20, they heard cicadas all the way between Petersburg and Keyser, but not in the higher mountains SW of Petersburg.  I decided to retrace that route, starting at my home near Harman, WV.

I heard no cicadas between Harman and Petersburg.  I didn’t hear any north of Petersburg along Rt. 42 until I was just south of Scherr.  Nor did I see any obvious flagging.  Beyond Maysville, I heard a few in a couple of small patches along the road, but there was no place to pull off, so I kept going.  At Scherr I decided to return home instead of taking Rt. 93 to Keyser.  Rt. 42-93 climbs up to the Fore Knobs on the Allegheny Front and makes a switchback as it climbs above the Foreknobs.  There, just beyond the cleared fields, I heard lots of buzzing above and below the road.  There was a place to pull off, and a gated farm road descended from the highway.  I definitely heard decims but am still not able to distinguish the songs of deculas and cassinis.  I picked up and saved the following dead individuals:

 

Decim – three males

Decula – one male

Cassini – three males, one female, one indeterminate (end of abdomen missing)

 

Locust trees had been flagged there.  This flagging isn’t obvious from the highway. About 200 feet further up, the buzzing stopped, and I heard no more cicadas as I proceeded through Tucker County.

 

 

Friday, June 25, 2004 1:14:53 AM

State: PA

County: Montgomery

City: Lafayette Hill

Location: Near Ridge and Germantown Pikes

Periodical Cicada Activity: I haven’t heard any cicadas at all, and I am very disappointed!!!

 

6-24-04

 

Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:26:52 PM

State: PA

County: Luzerne

City: Yatesville

Location: near Pittston Area High School adajacent to Insignia Point Community Developement Project.

Periodical Cicada Activity: 6/23/04   Activity almost terminated.  Very few left alive.  Decim only

 

Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:19:59 PM

State: PA

County: Berks

City: Pricetown

Location: Junction of 5 Points Road & Schweitz Road, Rockland Twp.

Periodical Cicada Activity: 6/24/04:  activity was waning, difficult to find specimens; cassini & decim present.

 

6-23-04

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:18:01 PM

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: Annandale

Location: Rt. 236, Little River Turnpike

Periodical Cicada Activity: When I first reported on this site it was around May 5th, (noticed about 5 shells hanging on the brick) just outside my apartment complex, then all “heck” broke loose, from May 6th thru June 5th, the emergence was millions, I thought my area was the epi center. It was incredible how many we had at just our apartment complex. Bascially I felt house bound, they were so bad. I had to go to work, however took my trusty umbrella with me and ran and ran. Who ever says that don’t swarm, that is not true. They were bigger this time then I remember from 1987 and much, much more of them. I noticed the decline in singing and emergence on or about June 10th or so. Now there are none to be seen or heard from. The flagging on the trees are incredible.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:

They were not quite as bad and heavy as this year 2004 and I don’t remember them being so large in size. Sorry but I will not be in a state in 17 years for this again. They creeped me out! Sorry all you bug lovers. even though I never intentionally killed one, I would never do that.

Comments:

Thank you so much for this web site. It really helped me to understand these creatures of God!

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:55:44 AM

State: MD

County: Harford

City: Bel Air

Location: CmWright High School

Periodical Cicada Activity: In Bel Air town limits, and north and west…nothing.

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:57:41 AM

State: VA

County: RAPPAHANNOCK

City: WASHINGTON

Location: ROUTE 211

Periodical Cicada Activity: NONE! KIDS ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED! ME, TOO!

Comments: WE LEFT TOWN JUNE 6TH WITH NO CICADA ACTIVITY, THINKING IT WAS COOLER OUT THIS WAY AND THAT WHEN WE RETURNED TWO WEEKS LATER, WE MIGHT BE LUCKY. WE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT THE CICADAS EMERGED ON OUR PROPERTY AND MUST CONCLUDE THAT FOR SOME REASON THEY WILL NOT AT ALL.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN THE SAME KIND OF RESPONSE FROM OTHERS IN THE RURAL AREAS OF THE DC METRO AREAS IN VIRGINIA? THANKS.

 

 

6-22-04

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:58:56 PM

State: MD

County: Howard

City: Elkridge

Location: Meadowridge Cemetary Rt 1 & Meadowridge Rd

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cemetery was a great place to watch and hear the cicada’s from mid May they were very active and very loud, but today June 22 not a sound, saw many dead and dead branches on trees, must say we are going to miss the little guys.

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:19:16 PM

State:       MD

County:      Montgomery

City:        Rockville

Location: Cabin John Parkway and Monroe St., Rockville

Periodical Cicada Activity: I thought the cicadas had all died out. I went to Dog Run Park on Sunday (6/20) to see if I could find any, but did not hear any. However, yesterday (6/21), I am pretty certain I heard some along Cabin John Parkway, and I heard some along Mt. Vernon Pl, and again where Monroe Street and Cabin John Parkway intersect. Haven’t seen any in about a week, though.

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:16:57 PM

State:MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Annapolis

Location:  Maryland Department of Agriculture

Periodical Cicada Activity: One live cassini female last night, well, sort of alive. T. chloromerus nymph collected 21 june outside office window, shed last night.

 

6-21-04

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 3:11:14 PM

State:       NJ

County:      Middlesex

City:        New Brunswick

Location: by Rt 1, Rt 18 and TPK

Periodical Cicada Activity: None, thank God.

Comments: I have a feeling we get the annual ones in New Brunswick, which don’t bother me as much as the periodical ones.  I’ve only lived here 6 years.  I remember the last invasion of the periodicals in Edison, though.Millions.

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 3:08:14 PM

State: NJ

County: Mercer

City: Princeton

Location: 87 Prospect St., east edge of University Campus

Periodical Cicada Activity: Very heavy from about June 1. Reporting in to say that today is the first day without substantial activity. June 18 (Friday) when I left work there were scores of cicadas in the trees around the building, vocalizing and flying around. Today I saw one single individual in flight and heard three or four “wah” calls from a tree outside. This would seem to be the end of the emergence. Often it’s hard to gather end dates so I thought I’d let you know.

 

Joe, thanks for all the late season PA Sites!!!  JZ

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:54:44 PM

State: PA

County:  Lehigh

City:  Zionsville

Location: at Salem Evangelical Methodist Church in Upper Milford Twp

Periodical Cicada Activity: P3;  2 species present, decula probable

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:29:00 PM

State: PA

County: Luzerne

City: Askam

Location: south side of Nanticoke in Hanover Twp.

Periodical Cicada Activity: P6;  decim only

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:22:13 PM

State:       PA

County:      Schuylkill

City:        Zion Grove

Location: Zion Grove in North Union Twp

Periodical Cicada Activity: P4;  decim only

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:15:32 PM

State:       PA

County:      Berks

City:        Seisholtzville

Location: east of Seisholtzville in Hereford Twp.

Periodical Cicada Activity: P4;  2 spp present;  decula?

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:11:38 PM

State: PA

County:  Berks

City:  Kempton

Location: 2 mi s of Kempton along Rt 143 @ Pine Creek

Periodical Cicada Activity: P3; decim & cassini present

Comments: May be northern most station for cassini in PA

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:05:39 PM

State: PA

County: Schuylkill

City: Oneida

Location: 3 mi west of Oneida at “The Cove”

Periodical Cicada Activity: P3  only decim present

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 12:00:47 PM

State: PA

County: Northampton

City: Bethlehem

Location: Seidersville Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: P4   3 spp present  numerous decula

 

6-21-04

 

ANNUAL CICADA UPDATE!!! For Monday, June 21, 2004

 

  • Tibicen chloromerus, the Morning Cicada is starting to call more frequently. This is the common cicada of the eastern US that has a loud crescendo call lasting about 8 to 10 seconds and is usually heard in the morning.
  • Currently, three annual species have been reported so far this season:
  • Tibicen lyricen was first reported emerging from Bowie, MD on May 31 (the earliest MD record ever!) but hasn’t been heard calling so far.
  • Neocicada hieroglyphica was first heard June 7 at 11:35am (82°) on the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland and has been heard daily, weather permitting..
  • T. chloromerus was first reported this season on June 18 at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County, Maryland at 8:24am (78°).

 

We also had a report from Annapolis, Maryland of two Magicicada species calling (decula and cassini) along with 3 to 4 Neocicada hieroglyphica!!!! Live decim and live T. lyricen were also collected that day (June 18, Fri) making it a 5 cicada species day!!!

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 11:07:49 AM

State: West Virginia

County: grant

Location: from Keyser to just northeast of Petersburg

along route 220 south, route 42 and route 93

Periodical Cicada Activity: singing loudly on afternoon of 6/20 throughout entire route. Flagging of trees decreases from northeast to southwest. Little to no flagging observed south of intersection of Route 50 and Route 93. They appear to have emerged more recently south of this intersection. No cicadas in the high mountains to the southwest of Petersburg.

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 10:02:50 AM

State:       MD

County:      Garrett and Allegany

Location: Heard cicadas along road from MD State Rt. 135 where it drops down to the Potomac River, along State Route 36, I-68, and in Green Ridge State Forest.

Periodical Cicada Activity: I started hearing cicadas where MD State Route 135 descends to the Potomac River, but there was no place to pull off the road and the hillsides were steep.  I heard them frequently along I-68 as I headed east.  In many places trees were heavily flagged.  I left the Interstate at Exit 62 and went a short distance south into Green Ridge State Forest.  Here and there, where some sun was getting into the canopy, I heard buzzing.  I stopped at a convenient place and soon saw them flying around.  It was easy to find dead ones on the side of the road.  I easily captured a live one and brought it back with me.  (Now I feel badly that I did that to the little critter.  It is still alive.)  I drove a few tenths of a mile further and collected some more dead ones.

Now that I am back home and have gone back to the Univ of Michigan site, it appears that all the individuals I collected are female deculas.  I heard deculas (but I still have trouble distinguishing them from cassinis).  When I stopped in the state forest, I could clearly hear decims, but can’t say I heard any cassinis.

 

Helen from Randolph County, when you report a sighting we do not get your e-mail address. Please send me your e-mail address through the comment section on this website. I need your help in collecting information on West Virginia annual cicadas. Thanks, John.

 

Monday, June 21, 2004 6:44:24 AM

State:PA

County: Bedford

City: Bedford

Location: route 220 7 miles south of bedford, pa.

Periodical Cicada Activity: I spotted the first cicadas May 16th on an apple tree in my yard. New ones kept coming for several weeks and as the weather got warmer it was difficult to do yard work because there were so many they flew into you and landed on you. as they emerged and climbed the apple tree in the morning when it was cool I swatted them with a thin flat board. This went on for at least two weeks until one hot afternoon I detected this fowl odor, it was the dead ones at the tree. As of june 20th the noise has slowed and I can only hear some far off in the woods. there are a lot of branch ends down and many many hanging on the trees. I thought they were more selective about trees but apparently not. They layed eggs in apple, oak, maple, chestnut, pear, locust about everything.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:

Yes but the damage was not as bad. I also had them in 1970 with minor damage to some young fruit trees.

Comments:

All around Bedford and in town there were zillions of the critters.

 

6-20-04

 

Sunday, June 20, 2004 10:59:00 PM

State: Georgia

County:      Union

City:        Blairsville

Location: 8.5 miles SW of downtown; 1 mile from corner of Old Blue Ridge Hwy & Hicks Gap Road.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Started in late April; would consider activity light; now almost non-existent. Many dead leaves on trees.  2-3 miles East there doesn’t appear to have been any activity.

 

Sunday, June 20, 2004 7:10:53 PM

State: PA

County:      Berks

City:        Reading

Location: Nolde Forest State Park

Periodical Cicada Activity: Very Heavy

Comments:

We’ve been going out to Nolde Forest nearly everyday since May 21st. We’ve found 3 white eyed cicadas and 1 blue eyed. I am uncertain as to the precise species of the above cicadas. Please feel free to contact me and I will attempt to provide any other information requested. I also heard them along Rt422 between Birdsboro and Douglassville. Curiously we spend alot of time at Blue Marsh Lake park near Reading, Pa and we heard none whatsoever there.

 

Sunday, June 20, 2004 10:44:32 AM

State:       PA

County:      Montgomery

City:        Willow Grove

Location: Near PA Turnpike

Periodical Cicada Activity: Absolutely none.  Never saw or heard a single one.

Comments: No one at work has mentioned any activity either.  They seem to have missed the entire Philadelphia area and suburbs.

 

6-18-04

 

Friday, June 18, 2004 8:29:29 PM

State: MD

County:  Carroll

City:  Westminster

Location: 3 miles north of Westminster, in the “Frizellburg” area.

Periodical Cicada Activity: No cicadas at all in my area – no sounds, no sightings.

 

Friday, June 18, 2004 4:46:20 PM

State:  MD

County:      baltimore

City:        catonsville

Location:

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas are still loud around my son’s place in Catonsville, as of yesterday.

 

Friday, June 18, 2004 4:04:31 PM

State: MD

City:        BALTIMORE

Location: Eastern Parkway, near Harford Road and Northern Parkway

Periodical Cicada Activity: They came out nightly from 15-May through 23-May. By taking random samples of the shells, I estimated many thousands to perhaps tens of thousands in my 1/4 acre yard. The singing began solidly on 22-May, and continued through 14-Jun. By 17-Jun they were silent. They preferred to lay eggs mostly in the oaks and maples, but interestingly, they really took a liking to my crape myrtles.

Comments: That’s it for this year. Let’s do this again in 2021!

 

6-17-04

 

Thursday, June 17, 2004 6:22:50 PM

State:  Maine

County:

Wanted to thank you for your advice to head for Princeton, NJ to see the Cicadas before they died off.  We left yesterday morning and saw many last evening.  Just arrived back in Bangor, Maine after a grueling ten hour drive back.  It’ll be a memory my daughter will never forget.  We caught a few, listened to them on the ride home and she’ll now mount some for her collection.  We even found a couple mating and took pictures.

Thanks again,

Joe

Bangor, Maine

 

Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:29:36 PM

State:       MD

County:      Prince Georges

City:        Oxon Hill

Location:  7711 livngston Raod behind Oxon Hill Elementary

Periodical Cicada Activity: At around May 22 about 100-200 were surround the building after approx 2 weeks, they began to disappear.

 

Thursday, June 17, 2004 8:46:45 AM

State: VA

Other_State: and WV

County:      Loudoun

City:        Dulles

Location:  Dulles Airport, Rt.9, Rt. 7 into Shepherdstown, WV

Periodical Cicada  Activity: Saw one poor lost cicada at the Budget rental car lot at Dulles airport. Could not hear a chorus there.  Driving W to WV, heard them with windows up, radio on and driving 55 MPH.  Heard large numbers all along Rt. 7 and Rt. 9 to Shepherdstown, WV.  Very large numbers at National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown (Shepherd Grade Road). I was so lucky to take this trip at the right time to see them! These observations from 6/6-6/9

 

6-16-04

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 11:36:55 PM

State:       PA

County:      Delaware County

City:        Philadelphia…immediate western suburbs

Location: Media Courthouse in Media, PA

Periodical Cicada Activity: We got shafted. No cicadas. According to the emergence maps, Brood X was definitely supposed to hit here. Delaware County, PA in particular completely lacking of any activity. Some reports to the immediate north in Montgomery County, PA. People in Delaware County remember seeing cicadas in 1987. It is now June 16, so they are a no-show.

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 10:24:33 PM

Other_State: NY

County:      Nassau

City:        Roslyn Heights

Location:

Periodical Cicada Activity: none

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:06:36 PM

State:       MD

County: Montgomery

City: Rockville

Location: Fireside Park apartments, Monroe St.

Periodical Cicada Activity: There has been a big decline in activity. At the apartment complex, I only hear the occasional male calling. However, as I walked to the Rockville Metro station, I heard a bunch calling in the trees near the Judicial Center on Monroe St. But even there, there has been a significant decline.

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 4:49:58 PM

State: MD

County: Prince Georges

City: Upper Marlboro

Location: Candy Hill Road at Croom Road (MD Route 382)

Periodical Cicada Activity: I reported about 3-4 weeks ago that we had none whatsoever.  Shortly thereafter (approx Memorial Day) we could hear them nearby, but I actually only saw about 1 or 2 live cicadas, although I happened upon several more dead ones.  By now they seem to have disappeared entirely.  So, with such a small number, did we actually “have” them on our property in 2004??  I’d say “no, but they were nearby.”

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 2:12:57 PM

State: PA

County: Berks

City: Birdsboro

Location: Robeson Township, up in the hills (600ft elev)in the woods near Cedar Hill Rd. and Rock Hollow Rd.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Massive (billions)numbers from mid May. They are dying off now. Lots of flagging. Looks like fall around here. Haven’t been able to use the pool or even stay outside due to the swarming. Not sorry to see them go.

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 1:19:07 PM

State:       PA

County:      Luzerne

City:        Glen Lyon

Location: cemetary right outside of town

Periodical Cicada Activity: Excellent spot to see Cicada! Very heavy activity considering

all surrounding towns lack Cicadas.

 

 

6-15-04

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:33:12 PM

State: MD

County: Baltimore

City: Phoenix

Location: Loch Raven reservoir- Eagle’s Nest Golf Course

Periodical Cicada Activity: Moderate

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Less activity than this year

Comments: I found one blue-eyed cicada on Monday, May 11,2004

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 7:58:03 PM

State: PA

County:  Chester

City:  Uwchlan Twp.

Location: Shamona Park on Dowling Forge Rd in the James Pond area of the park

Comments: You probably have gotten info from this area already, but in case you haven’t, I could easily hear the cicadas but not see them, as their sound was coming from the deeper woods.  I did find quite a few dead ones, (septendecula and septendecim to my untrained eye) on the paved trail and bridges.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:16:59 PM

State: NJ

County:  Mercer

City: Princeton

Location: Princeton University

Periodical Cicada Activity: Thousands everywhere

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:23:28 PM

State:       PA

County: bedford

City: centerville

Location: rt 220 area. Koon and Gordon lakes

Periodical Cicada Activity: Tremendous amounts of cicadas. Deafening noise that can be heard in a car with windows up and radio on!

Comments: I only remember a little about the last cicada activity but it was nothing like this.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:06:58 PM

State: MD

County: Frederick

City: Frederick

Location: Rt 15 from Frederick to Leesburg

Periodical Cicada Activity: We have NO Cicada Activity – I haven’t seen a single one. However, I drove up Rt. 15 from Frederick to Leesburg, VA this weekend, and heard them.  So, on the return trip I tried to pay attention to the noise.  It was quite loud all the way up Rt. 15 through Point of Rocks, MD.  Then, shortly after that, the noise dropped off, and by mile marker 3, there was nothing.

 

I find this lack of any cicadas in Frederick really curious – and am actually kind of disappointed.  I’d be interested in seeing the final geographical distribution.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 11:57:49 AM

State: MD

County: Montgomery County

City: Germantown

Location: Great Seneca Highway near RR tracks

Periodical Cicada Activity: Yesterday, June 14, was the first day I didn’t see a living cicada since they started coming out of the ground. They are all dead.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 7:33:17 AM

State:       VA

County:      Stafford

City:        Stafford

Location: The entire county as far as I’m aware

Periodical Cicada Activity: None.

Comments: However, I was digging in the back yard to lay a concrete foundation and saw about 10 large cicada underground alive and well within a 10 by 10 foot area 3 weeks ago. That got us excited that they were coming.

Actually, there seem to be 2 broods underground.  A large one in physical size that we thought would emerge this year (must be next year) and a smaller, white grub that looks like it’s half way through development (must be Brood II).

 

6-14-04

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 8:49:47 PM

State: PA

County:      Chester, Montg., Bucks

City:

Location:

I travel for work. In Chester County I first encountered them in Exton off of rte 401. Only one type with the low toned call, orange banded bellies. Later encountered them on Rte 29 in Perkiomenville next to the river at Dentist Pat Walsh’s sign. An added call in this group, both low and shrill tones. Later we went to Lake Nockamixon on a tip, and heard the deafening roar! WOW. Waves of sound! Lots of little black ones. Saw signs of them at Haverford School too yesterday, but activity was nil, maybe done? Lots of holes in ground and shells, but no bugs. No activity anywhere around my home in Eagleville or the general Norristown area.

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 4:03:00 PM

State: MD

County: Baltimore

City: Parkville/ Carney

Location: Near Satyr Hill Rd, Cromwell Station sub-division.(21234)

Periodical Cicada Activity: Very heavy,the last 3 weeks but it is slowing down now 6/14/2004. Sidewalk around the house is littered with cicadas, dead and dying. I live in new construction but the are directly behind the house was undisturbed. We cleared the over growth of weeds and brush and I was amazed at the amount of holes every 1 to 2 inches apart where they emerged. Trees are showing their damage now for the past week.  About 3 weeks ago when they were really noisy I held my Radio Shack decibel meter up and they were producing 72 to 86 decibels using C weighting and Slow response at different days and times. Nature’s Rock Concert.

 

6-14-04

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 2:09:48 PM

State: PA

County: Blair

City: Altoona

Location:

Periodical Cicada Activity: My wife just called me (2:00 PM) to say she’s seen 4 flying adults on a walk at the house.

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 2:08:42 PM

State: NJ

County: Mercer

City: Princeton

Location: Princeton Medical Center

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 8:45:39 AM

State: MD

County: Howard

City: Woodbine

Location: Foxmoor Drive

Periodical Cicada Activity: Singing is much reduced now :(. There is lots of flagging of branches at the treetops, along the edges of the woods, and on isolated trees.

Comments: It has been fun following the little guys. I will miss them.

 

Monday, June 14, 2004 8:38:34 AM

State: MD

County: Frederick

City:

Location: Appalachian Trail from Gathland State Park south to Weverton Cliffs

Periodical Cicada Activity: Along the Appalachian Trail on June 6, from Gathland State Park (N39 24.340, W77 38.410) south to Weverton Cliffs (N39 19.973, W77 40.692), there was evidence of cicadas, including singing in 4 or 5 areas, emergence holes on the trail, a few dead adults, and a few exoskeletons hanging from leaves.

 

6-13-04

 

Sunday, June 13, 2004 5:46:49 PM

State: MD

County: Montgomery

City: Rockville

Location: Between Twinbook Post Office (20851) and Twinbroom Elementary School.

Periodical Cicada Activity: May 8 evening — found first 5 empty exoskeletons (empty) in garden, next to front walk, on south facing slope.

May 9 — nothing more.

May 10 — several more empty exoskeletons, same area.

May 11 — many in all stages, in that same small area of garden; ‘scratchy noises’ heard in nearby densely populated (by cicadas) planted area after dark

May 12 — first heard ‘song’ faintly in neighborhood

May 13 — song much louder; emergency still in localized pockets, not widespread

May 14 — adults on sidewalk would attempt–clumsily–to hop away from oncoming footsteps, only to land upside down a few inches away. Cicadas now in entire yard front and back. Clouds of adult cicadas would burst from low level plants early in the morning and swarm toward the tree tops. Song first heard at dawn, increasing in volume each day. Many new nymphs emerging after dark last evening, at various stages: initially pure white, black eyes, wing nubs; some with wings developed were still pure white.

May 23 — “buzz saw” song cicadas only start singing at noon. “Cricket” song cicadas start at dawn. “Wave” song cicadas occasionally sing in morning, then continuously from noon to sunset.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Think it was similar (yard has been largely undisturbed for many years; no pesticide use for almost 20 years; 50-year old house with many mature trees. One noted difference: the “buzz saw” song was the only one I recall from 1987.

 

 

Sunday, June 13, 2004 7:17:03 AM

State: DE

County: New Castle

City: Newark

Location: State line: DE-MD and Route 40

Periodical Cicada Activity: Lots! Tree branch damage widespread.  But not as many cicadas as 17 years ago.  Noise still deafening.  Cannot use back porch comfortably. Cicadas quiet during rainy days, what a relief!

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Many more cicada flying around in 1987 than in 2004.  Noise deafening. Outdoor activities severely compromised from noise and numbers of flying cicadas.

 

Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:23:16 AM

State: MD

County: Montgomery

City: Rockville

Location: End of Monroe St, at Fireside Park Apartments

Periodical Cicada Activity: We had a lot of cicadas earlier in May, but they have quieted down a little. We don’t hear them when it rains, and haven’t heard them when we are indoors. We can hear them when we go to the parking lot. We used to hear the oscillating mating sound (like a quick ping-pong) in the distance, but I can’t hear that anymore. But they are still singing. No white/blue-eyed cicadas spotted yet.

Comments: I really enjoy the cicadas!

 

6-11-04

 

Friday, June 11, 2004 5:42:37 PM

State: MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Annapolis

Location: MDA

Periodical Cicada Activity: No calling today, wet-rainy. Strong calling wed. and thurs. Many dead decula and decim, few cassini today.

 

Friday, June 11, 2004 5:36:55 PM

State: MD

County: Prince George’s

City: Bowie

Location: B,K,S,M sections of city

Periodical Cicada Activity: SPECTACULAR flagging, small and mature oaks, maples, many other hosts. Curiously, not much in my yard (the epicenter)although there is lots of oviposition all over yard.

 

Friday, June 11, 2004 2:38:26 AM

State: VA

County: Prince William

City: Manassas (closest city to me)

Location: Sudley Manor Drive

Periodical Cicada Activity: absolutely no cicadas here !! i am surprised, but that is how it is, none at all !! (Thursday, June 10th)

 

Friday, June 11, 2004 12:19:16 AM

State: MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Hanover

Location: Right off of Rt 100 (exit 8, Coca Cola drive)

Periodical Cicada Activity: There are SO many cicadas (this is where my office is).  Today, while working, I looked over to my window and saw the weirdest looking cicada on the outside of it.  It was all black with white spots (like a black and white leapord or something) on the body AND the wings!.  It also had silvery/white eyes. It was such a beautiful design, I’ve never seen anything like it before.  But, it was definitely a cicada  – it had the same exact body shape and size and the same vein-y wings the others have.  But, it just had these beautiful white weird spots all over it.  I wish I had my camera.  It as on my window for quite some time so I got a very good look at it.

 

6-10-04

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:31:06 PM

State:       MD

County:      anne arundel

City:        harwood

Location: southern high school

Periodical Cicada Activity: light cicada activity compared with Edgewater and northern anne arundel county. Didn’t really start showing up until around Memorial Day weekend

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:40:15 PM

State:       MD

County:      Howard

City:        Columbia

Location: Alleview Estates

Periodical Cicada Activity:

decim emerging in large numbers on 5/13

cassini common by 5/18

decula collected on 6/3

decula chorusing 6/9, 6/10

Comments: On a recent trip to Frederick, MD there were many complaints about the lack of cicadas in Frederick. I spent several hours in Frederick and saw none. I drove down Route 81 to Blacksburg, VA on 6/8. Flagging was heavy from Front Royal to Woodstock but dropped out somewhere north of Harrisonburg. I am enjoying your site.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 6:01:20 PM

State:       VA

County:      Loudoun

City:        Ashburn

Location: Ladiesburg Place

Periodical Cicada Activity: Found one White eyed Cicada

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 5:12:55 PM

State: PA

County:  Philadelphia

City:  Philadelphia

Location: Center City,

Periodical Cicada Activity: None.

I guess cicadas are not very metropolitan or just do not like the fast pace of city life.  After midnight, I thought I saw a few but they were just some locals hitting the bar scene. (Actually I suspect the age of most trees here to be too young to be visited by anything more than the neighborhood canines.)

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 3:23:42 PM

State:       MD

County:      Carroll

City:        Sykesville

Location: Near the intersection of Bartholow Rd. and 97N

Periodical Cicada Activity: I have found many wings in my driveway so they are in the pines, etc. I have seen houses sparrows eating some. When driving between Bartholow Road and Nicodemus Road on 97N there are LOTS of them.  There are dead ones along side the road and they are constantly flying across the road and many are hitting the car with a thud!

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 2:38:47 PM

State: MD

County:      Baltimore

City:  Cockeysville

Location: 3 miles west of Cockeysville

Periodical Cicada Activity: Overrun with them,using snow shovel to pick up shells and carcasses.The smell is not pleasant.Lots of tree damage seen.

Periodical Cicada Activity_1987: pretty bad, but it seems worse this time.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 1:18:06 PM

State: PA

County: Huntingdon

City:   James Creek

Location: Route 994, Village of Newburg, Old School Road

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 11:58:29 AM

State: VA

County: Caroline

City:    ruther glen

Location: Ladysmith Post Office

Periodical Cicada Activity: None, there was a new report that stated we would have the heaviest emergance in all of Virginia but besides the one cicada I brought home with me from Falls Church, Va we haven’t had any.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:31:34 AM

State:       DE

County:      New Castle

City:        Newark

Location: off Rt 896, Glasgow area

Periodical Cicada Activity: Have started to see tree damage over the past week from eggs being laid.  Many young trees have dozens of dead branches.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:06:12 AM

State:  PA

County:   Montgomery

City:        Lower Frederick

Location: Cepp Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: Larvae emerged from ground around mid-May. Extremely high numbers in old wooded areas. Piercingly loud during daytime. Visible “clouds” of them flying around the trees. Since about June 4, damage to trees is evident, mostly elm and some oak. Small branches litter the ground under affected trees, like after a gusty storm , with flagging visible in treetops. Seems to be localized — can’t see or hear them in nearby towns without “old woods”.

Comments: They’ve attracted birds like cardinals and grackles to our yard — I even saw a cardinal catch a flying cicada mid-air! Now the squirrels are eating them (not sure if they are dead or live prey.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004 4:03:15 AM

State: NJ

County:  Union

City: Garwood

Location: Route 28

Periodical Cicada Activity: I have not seen a single Cicada! We also hike extensively in Middlesex County at the Atlantic Highlands. Mostly at a park of 736 acres (Hartshorne Woods)consisting mostly of hardwoods. We have seen nothing in these woods and have walked 8-10 miles a day.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: We were not overwhelmed with Cicadas, but driving down Rt. 28 in Union County you would have to pull over often to clean your windshield. The racket was very loud and drowned out normal conversations.

Comments: I have lived in this area for 45 years, and remember some very large broods emerging in the 60’s.Every year we have small broods and their chatter has always meant summer to me.These are always out by mid June. This year they are conspicuous in their absence!

 

 6-09-04

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 9:40:52 PM

State:       MD

County:  Baltimore

City:

Location: Rodgers Forge, South of Towson (Dumbarton Road)

Periodical Cicada Activity: Quite numerous, and noisy during middle of the day. Live and work in same area, and during day they like to “hang” out on the wall of my office, but doesn’t seem to be as many around where I live though, although there are more trees.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: There was quite a bit in 1987, however I lived in another neighborhood then where I live now. That year I lived in Baltimore City near Loch Raven Blvd. and Northern Pkwy.

Comments: Quite honestly, it seems to me there were more in 1987 then this year all around.

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 9:08:15 PM

State: MD

County: Harford

City:   Churchville

Location: Glenville Road 2 miles northeast of Churchville Post Office at intersection of Cool Branch Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: No Cicadas!!! On or about the first week in May (2004) I found one (1) single Cicada on my driveway that had recently emerged from it’s shell. It seemed a little malformed so I placed it at the base of a nearby tree. Since that day I have not seen another Cicada within about 5 miles, which seems surprising given my rural setting.

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 3:14:09 PM

State:       NJ

County:      mercer

City:        west widsor

Location: across from market faire mall

Periodical Cicada Activity: loud noises all day long.  i am afraid to leave my house due to the size of these insects.  the bugs are also trying to get into my house. they are attaching themselves to the screens on our windows.   have also been afraid to operate my jeep because the creatures have taken up residence on my tires.

Comments: why is the government not doing anything about this crisis.  i am afraid to leave my home.  how much longer will this last. please help.

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:39:02 PM

State:   NJ

County:  Warren

City:  Pohatcong Township

Location:  Shimer Manor

Periodical Cicada Activity: June 8th-started hearing singing faintly and it seems to be a little louder or closer today (June 9th) but still haven’t seen any flying or sitting on anything. I know they are nearby after seeing them about 10-15 minutes south of here (see my report for Holland Township)but no sightings yet for us 🙁 I am hoping they are coming and we will at least have a few here.

 

 

6-09-04

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:28:32 PM

State: NJ

County: Hunterdon

City: Holland Township

Location: June 3rd on Woodsedge Road (off Stone Henge, off Ellis Road)

Periodical Cicada Activity: Considerable singing as well as many adults flying and landing. I would estimate hundreds flying around a three acre area. I believe it’s more into the thousands in the woods surrounding the homes. The cicadas I saw up close were red eyed with brownish wings. There were also pockets of very loud singing along Rt 519 going North from Holland Township into Pohatcong Township. I will leave a separate update for my observations here at home in Pohatcong Township.

Comments: I was initially concerned when I first heard about them coming but after seeing them, I am anxiously awaiting their arrival in my neighborhood (hopefully!)

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:01:34 AM

State: MD

County: Allegany

City:  Flintstone

Location: rocky gap state park

Periodical Cicada Activity: pretty heavy, found one white eyed cicada

 

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 10:48:51 AM

State: MD

County: Howard

City: Elkridge

Location: Between I-95 and US 1. MD 100 is just to the south.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas emerged in mid-May and seemed to peak by the end of the month.  Now the activity is diminishing. During this time, the cicadas were extremely loud and could be heard indoors, in the car, etc.  I’ve distinctly heard 3 different types of mating calls, and the males are certainly aggressive at finding mates! I’ve seen cicadas mating and laying eggs.  The cicadas have layed eggs in hollies, white pines, loblolly pines, azaleas, inkberries, calycanthus shrubs, hawthorns, oaks, maples, dogwoods, redbuds, sumacs, euonymus, aspens, and other trees and shrubs. I’m finding many dead cicadas now.  I guess they’ve done their thing and won’t be seen again for another 17 years.  It’s really been amazing.

Comments: I was in a different area in 1987, in Edmonston between US 1 Alt and MD 201.  There was no activity in that area. With all of the cicadas I have in Elkridge, I look forward to seeing how many more there will be in 17 years.  I did a lot of landscaping and the cicadas found each new plant innoculated them with their eggs.  Should be quite a show in 2021.

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 8:52:28 AM

State: MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Shady Side

Location: I live on Curtis Point, on the shore of the West Rvier where it flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Nearest road of any size is Idlewilde Road.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Started on May 27 with the wing sound–first one, then more over that day and the next few days.  There have been only a small number of cicadas so far (June 9), haven’t heard the mating sound yet.

 

6-08-04

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 11:54:55 PM

State: NC

County: Durham

City: Durham

Location: near Jordan High, between UNC and Dook

Periodical Cicada Activity: Just got really, really, really, really, really, really, really loud tonight.  Windows and doors closed, air conditioning on, fans on… and I can hear them clear as day.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 9:40:48 PM

State: DE

County: New Castle

City:  Wilmington

Location: Brandywine Hundred, intersection of Foulk and Silverside Roads

Periodical Cicada Activity: none

Comments: I noticed that northern DE is on the map for Brood X, but there has been no activity there the past two cycles.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 9:27:54 PM

State: MD

County: pr.geo.

City: bowie

Location: my house and belair drive, beech trees

Periodical Cicada Activity: few nymphs still each night. Good singing, down a click or two. Only cassini and decim found, contrary to my first notes

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 9:19:12 PM

State: MD

County: Allegany

City: Cumberland

Location: Park Street Cumberland, MD

Periodical Cicada Activity: They are everywhere.  It is very noisy.  They are lying dead in freestanding water, on the sidewalk and flying erratically from tree to tree or telephone pole to telephone pole.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Very noisy, but they were primarily in the trees, not so much on the ground.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 8:59:27 PM

State: PA

County: Mifflin

City: Mifflintown

Location: Rt.322 nr Mifflintown exit

Periodical Cicada Activity: Heard very loud singing on 28 May,2004.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 7:05:09 PM

State: PA

County: Philadelphia

City: Philadelphia

Location: Center City and West Philadelphia

Periodical Cicada Activity: Absolutely nothing.  It’s very depressing.  From what I understand almost none of the suburbs have any either.  A friend in Quakertown says they are there, but that’s about it.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 1:11:28 PM

State: PA

County: Montgomery

City: Perkiomenville

Location: Route 29

Periodical Cicada Activity: The cicadas started appearing on May 21, 2004.  They are horrible.  They have started swarming around and all of the trees are totally covered.  The noise is annoying; you can’t even keep your windows open anymore.

 

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 12:32:27 PM

State: PA

County: Luzerne

City: Honover township

Location: Hanover Industrial Park

 

6-06-04

 

Sunday was a better day. We mapped out the northern and western edge of Brood X in Pennsylvania. We found a number of locations where Magicicada septendecula was abundant. For the first time in the field since last week, “decula” was easy to distinguish from the other two species. On the way home, “flagging” of the branch tips was very evident as one traveled down I-270 and I-495 in Maryland.

 

6-05-04

 

I was in the field on Saturday, mapping out Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. Even though it was very cool and rainy the whole day, we were able to locate the southern edge of Brood X in this area. There does not seem to be any periodical cicada emergences in the Philadelphia area.

 

6-04-04

 

Sometime during the morning hours of Friday, June 6, the report form on cicadas.info stopped accepting reports. I was in the field studying cicadas and was not aware of the problem until I received a few calls Friday night. I was scheduled to head out to the field and was unable to work on the problem until returning Sunday night. We are trying to identify the problem and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Please check back “periodically” to see if it has gotten back on line! It should be up shortly. Thanks.

 

Friday, June 04, 2004 2:27:13 AM

State: MD

County: Baltimore

City: Parkville

Location: Onyx Road,

Periodical Cicada Activity: Much more than in 1987.  My wife cleans the walks each day.  The hum starts at 5:30AM and continues until about 7PM.  I don’t recall a hum like this back in 1987.  The hum is very loud!  When I first noticed the loud hum, it was ending at about 3PM The ending time has been getting later each day.  The hum is not as loud as it was 2 weeks ago.  When it rains the hum stops, the hum starts again a few minutes after the rain stops.  I first noticed tree damage 5/29/2004.  Now I see lots of tree damage. I have read that they all are white when they shed their skin.  Not true!  Most Cicadas come out black.  Have only seen 2 white Cicadas, both were within 12 inches of each other on our tree.  Most of the skin/shells drop to the ground within 12 hours.  My kids were able to collect about 50 Cicadas in 1 day.  We only have 1 tree!  A crab apple tree.  Our tree had lots of damage in 1987.

 

Friday, June 04, 2004 12:20:36 AM

State: MD

County: Anne Arundle

City: Crofton

Location: 1820 Judicial Way, Single family home development of about 50 homes built in early 1990s. Immediately east of Rt 424, just south of Reidel Road. Reportedly, a crop field before the housing development.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Very minimal. During the day, we can hear loud cicada activity probably several hundred yards away in older neighborhoods. I have seen no live cicadas in the neighborhood. As of June 3, 2004, I’ve seen maybe 3 or 4 dead cicadas on my driveway.

 

6-03-04

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 7:39:41 PM

State: MD

County:  Baltimore City

City:  Baltimore

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Union Memorial Hospital

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas have been deafeningly loud and they are everywhere. They fly into open car windows, bump into pedestrians, and litter the sidewalks with dead bodies. I cannot count all of them flying through the air when I sit outside on the porch.

Comments: In neighborhoods like Guilford and Mount Washington (nearby), you have to cover your ears because the cicadas are THAT loud!

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:17:07 PM

State: PA

County:  Philadelphia

City: NE Philadelphia

Location: Northeast Airport, Academy Road, Grant Ave.

Periodical Cicada Activity: None yet, and glad for it. I was living in Baltimore the last time (1987) and it was a mess. Not liking the idea of millions of bugs and me not in the best of health to run away from them. Ah well. *still in a holding pattern and waiting*

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: In Baltimore, the same as it is this time around: hot, heavy and loud. I get this info from my parents and friends who still live there (I used to but I have been in Philadelphia for 4 years now).

Comments: I HATE BUGS! :p

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 5:13:58 PM

State: MD

County:  Charles

City:  Pisgah

Location: Stuckey Road. 1/4 mile from 10th District Fire House.

Periodical Cicada Activity: We found one cicada that matched the brood X description – black cicada with red eyes – in the early part of May. It was alive. Other than that no activity.

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 3:19:02 PM

State: MD

County: Charles

City: White Plains

Location: White Plains post office

Periodical Cicada Activity: negative data (no cicadas)

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 3:18:07 PM

State: MD

County: Frederick

City: Frederick

Location: Walkersville, MD, MD Rte. 194, Post Office

Periodical Cicada Activity: negative data

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 3:16:05 PM

State:   MD

County:   Frederick

City:    Frederick

Location: Monocacy river, I-70 bridge, before airport

Periodical Cicada Activity: chorusing

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 2:22:07 PM

State: PA

County: Montgomery

City: Bryn Mawr/Haverford

Location: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College

Periodical Cicada Activity: None whatsoever! We’re left out of the fun cicada action, it seems…

Comments: I’ve spent a few evenings out at Narberth, as well, and it’s silent there. I wonder if maybe people had put down pesticides?

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 2:16:36 PM

State: DE

County: New Castle

City: Bear

Location: Becks Pond, Pulaski Highway

Periodical Cicada Activity: Constant background drone heard outside, but not indoors. Some cicadas observed among trees by pond, but rare further away.

Comments: Bear area has seen huge development since 1987, likely disrupted the brood a great deal. Only recently home from a trip; can’t comment on where we are in the emergence.

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 1:32:51 PM

State: PA

County: Bucks

City: Quakertown

Location: Haycock Township

Periodical Cicada Activity: Heavy to moderate emergence (1000 per 1/4 acre).

 

Thursday, June 03, 2004 8:39:37 AM

State: WV

County: Hampshire

City: Augusta

Location: North River, along Rt. 50

Periodical Cicada Activity: Good numbers

 

6-02-04

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:02:29 PM

State: MD

County: Washington

City: Sharpsburg

Location: Horseshoe Bend rd

Periodical Cicada Activity: Heavily infested-bugs everywhere-noise is deafening.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Heavily infested

Comments: Too loud to enjoy the outdoors. As of June 2, the egg laying has begun with much damage to perennial plants and trees. Cicadas starting emerging May 25. The estimate of a million an acre definitely applies here.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 5:31:10 PM

State: MD

County: Howard

City: Scaggsville

Location: Scaggsville Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: A pretty large amount. Not to unbearable. Overestimated amounts

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 4:22:08 PM

State: NC

County: Ashe

City: Jefferson

Location:

Periodical Cicada Activity: NONE

Comments: Some range maps show us in the range, but none have been seen or heard.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 3:53:54 PM

State: MD

County: Montgomery

City: Poolesville

Location: Poolesville elementary school

Periodical Cicada Activity: I found a white-eyed cicada at recess today.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 3:34:00 PM

State:       MD

County:      Prince Georges

City:        Clinton

Location:  Clinton Cosca Regional Park, Thrift Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: Fairly active, but not 1 million per acre

Comments: I live in Waldorf, MD, where there is no cicada activity.  But I found a blue eyed cicada at Clinton Cosca Regional Park on May 27, 2004, while on a class field trip there.  I am almost 8 years old.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 1:19:50 PM

State: DE

County: New Castle

City: Wilmington

Periodical Cicada Activity: As of June 2, reporting negative activity.  I am not aware of any cicada activity in Wilmington or downtown Newark, DE.  Have not seen any annual cicadas yet this year either.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:38:19 PM

State: VA

County: Loudoun

City: Hamilton

Location: Wheaton Regional Park MD

Comments: I found a blue-eye cicada at Wheaton, (MD) Regional Park on May 22, 2004.  I took it to school to show my teacher and classmates.  It lived with us for about one week and then died.  I still have the carcass.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:16:35 PM

State: PA

County: Juniata

City: McAlisterville

Location: 1/4 miles west of Mountain Road and State Road 235 intersection.

Periodical Cicada Activity: On Saturday, May 15, 2004, I went out on my front porch and could not understand what the “big bugs” were on the porch.  I had previously found holes in my yard but could not figure out what they were from.  Later that day, a neighbor informed that they were cicadas.  They were all over the place.  Shells on trees, on the porch, on the ground.  At that point, there was only a soft hum in the air which you could only hear if you concentrated on listening for it.  Now, a little more than two weeks later, the sound is deafening!!  Have seen a few mating.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:29:22 AM

State: NJ

County: Hunterdon

City: Pattenburg

Location: I-78 – Jugtown Mountain, exit 11

Periodical Cicada Activity: HUGE!  Started about 3 weeks ago, driveway was literally a “carpet” of cicadas one evening.  The constant drone of them during the day is a little eerie, but pretty neat!  It seems that if it’s raining or a little cooler, you don’t hear them; but if the sun comes out, you can watch them all buzzing around the tops of the trees.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 9:13:37 AM

State: PA

County: Cumberland

City: Newville

Location: Farm Road

Periodical Cicada Activity: Loudest in the mountains.  Have had 2 in my yard. Comments: I think this is great!

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 8:20:40 AM

State:       VA

County:      Rappahannock, Warren, Shenandoah

Location: None hear anywhere in Rappahannock County.  Sporadic activity beginning along Rt. 522 at Rappahannock/Warren County line, gets stronger as you head north on 522/340 out of Front Royal.  Heavy activity all along Route 55 west from Front Royal (Warren County) into Shenandoah County.  Lots of Cicadas on the streets of Strasburg (Shenandoah County). Your brood map reflects this exactly.

Comments: In Rappahannock County we had periodical cicadas in 1996, not too heavy–nothing like the Brood X in other counties this year.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 7:36:46 AM

State: PA

County: Lancaster

City:  Mount Joy

Location: Near intersection of Main St (Route 230) and Lefever Rd.

Periodical Cicada Activity: I personally haven’t seen one but my son said he found one shell on a tree up the street from our house.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Lived in Northern VA/DC area in 1987 and I remember them being moderate in the Warrenton area.  My husband lived in Manheim, PA during ’87 swarm and he doesn’t remember seeing them at all.

Comments: I have been told that Sam Lewis State Park in York County, PA has a lot of activity but I haven’t seen it first hand.  Went out to dinner Elizabethtown, PA (about 6 miles North of us) on Friday night (5/28/04) and you could hear them in the trees next to the parking lot.  Still didn’t see any though!  As much as I do not like them, I’m disappointed that my son has not seen them yet.

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:03:17 AM

State: WV

County: Berkeley

City: Inwood

Location: Ridgewood Manor subdivision off 51 West  Interstate 81 exit 5

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas are everywhere, active and very loud, very loud.

Comments:  Saturday May 29 I was watering my newly planted rose bushes along my driveway, I started getting crackling and popping in my right ear. I finished with ear plugs but have had some dizziness and nausea since. Is it possible the cicadas are loud enough to cause that?

 

6-01-04

 

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:41:12 AM

State: MD

County: Carroll

City: Woodbine

Location: Hoods Mill Road between Routes 94 and 97

Periodical Cicada Activity: They seemed to begin “singing” about a week and a half ago in the very dense woods that border our property.  We hadn’t actually seen any until yesterday when I began seeing a few “flyers” and one that actually landed on one of the younger trees next to our deck.  But I’m afraid that I’ll begin to see more and more.  Not that I have anything against them but I’M TERRIFIED – even though I know they won’t hurt me.  I haven’t actually been out of the house for the past week and I don’t plan on going out until all of Brood X has run its course in this area.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:Hardly any activity – I can only assume this was because our housing development was only about 2 years old at the time.

Comments: Thank you very, very much for providing this website.  It has been extremely informative and helpful in providing data on locations of emergence and status.

 

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:33:36 AM

State: MD

County: Frederick

City:  Walkersville

Location: Old Town near Town Hall.

Periodical Cicada Activity: I live in town limits and have not seen any cicadas nor have I heard any as of June 1, 2004. You can here cicadas on the rural roads but not see them.

 

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:21:26 AM

State:       PA

County:      Montgomery

City:        Spring Mount to Perkiomenville

Location: Perkiomen Bike path (along the Perkiomen Creek)

Periodical Cicada Activity: During a bike ride on May 29, there was high densities of singing cicadas along the Perkiomen Creek from Spring Mountain ski resort to Perkiomenville (junction of Route 29 and Perkiomenville Rd.).  Saw a few flying around at the creek crossing, but most were heard and not seen.  From Collegeville to Spring Mount along the Perkiomen Creek bike path there were NO cicadas.

 

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:50:40 AM

State: WV

County:      Hardy

City:        Wardensville

Location: everywhere

Periodical Cicada Activity: they are very loud and they are everywhere.

 

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 8:17:08 AM

State:       PA

County:      Lehigh

City:        Fogelsville

Location: Rt 100 and Rt 22

Periodical Cicada Activity: No cicada activity so far. Reports of activity down near Quakertown in Bucks County, but nothing up here yet.

 

5-31-04

 

Monday, May 31, 2004 11:06:27 AM

State: MD

County: Carroll

City: Mount Airy

Location: Mount Airy, historic district.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Not a single cicada here.  Everyone says that they were here last time.  I live in the historic distric with lots of old tress.  Nobody understands why they are not here this time.

Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:The locals say that they were all over the place.

 

5-30-04

Sunday, May 30, 2004 8:19:40 PM

State:       MD

County:      Calvert

City:        Huntingtown

Location: Route 263 & Stella Drive

Periodical Cicada Activity: None

Comments: Glad we don’t have them here.  Have been able to enjoy them flying by on Route 4 North/West heading towards Washington, DC!
Report form was down for most of this day.

 

 

5-29-04

Report form was down.

 

5-28-04

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:13:08 PM

State:   PA

County: Lancaster

City: Columbia

Location: Stevens Summit- near Ironville Park.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Nothing to date, although we’re hearing about it in Heidelberg Twp. in Lebanon County to our north, and in the Middletown area, Dauphin County, to our northwest.

5-27-04

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:42:07 PM

State: MD

County:  Baltimore

City:  Towson

Location: Towson University

Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicada activity is quite active. Everyday, an increasing number of Cicadas are flying into my office window and into me! Their mating call is deafening.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:39:27 PM

State:   MD

County: Calvert

City: Huntingtown

Location: Patuxent River (south of Kings Landing Park) at Holland Cliff Shores neighborhood

Periodical Cicada Activity: none so far

Comments: we’re disappointed!

 

We have received many negative reports from Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland. These areas are well within the Brood X range. Perhaps Brood I may have an isolated pocket in these areas!  When I plot out all the localities, we will see how it looks on the map. Please keep sending in those negative reports!!

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:20:09 PM

State:  MD

County: Frederick

City:  New Market

Location: Main Street

Periodical Cicada Activity: No emergence, very few fliers

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:16:08 PM

State:       MD

County:      Frederick

City:        Jefferson

Location: Carone Drive

Periodical Cicada Activity: have not seen any as of 5/27/04

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:14:03 PM

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: Reston

Location: Reston Town Center

Periodical Cicada Activity: At any given moment, you can see several flying through the air, one or two on the closest vertical surface, and several live ones on the sidewalks around you. It looks like they’re actively mating now, too.

Comments: It’s getting very difficult to walk around or wait for a bus without being dive-bombed by excited cicadas! I saw my first back-to-back (i.e., mating) couple today on a sidewalk. Thought they only did that in the trees! Guess Brood X has learned how to take advantage of human construction for its romantic interludes.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:13:08 PM

State:   PA

County: Lancaster

City: Columbia

Location: Stevens Summit- near Ironville Park.

Periodical Cicada Activity: Nothing to date, although we’re hearing about it in Heidelberg Twp. in Lebanon County to our north, and in the Middletown area, Dauphin County, to our northwest.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:32:45 AM

State: VA

County: York

City: Williamsburg

Location: College of W&M

Periodical Cicada Activity: none

 

Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:35:57 AM

State: VA

County: (none)

City: Richmond

Location: VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Periodical Cicada Activity: None. Not one bug to be seen anywhere in the city as of 26 MAY 04.

5-26-04- (Folks, please keep sending in reports of white/grey/silver/blue eyed cicadas. We have received 40 reports of blue/silver-eyed cicadas so far, but would still like to see how many are out there and where they are occurring. Thanks!)

WE NOW HAVE REPORTS OF EGG-LAYING!!! THANKS TO PETER FROST FOR THIS GREAT PIC OF A FEMALE OVIPOSTING EGGS IN A TWIG!!!

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:50:19 PM
State:       PA
County:      Bucks
City:        Bensalem
Location: Neshaminy Mall
Periodical Cicada Activity: Nothing here. As far as I know. All the maps say we’re in the crosshairs.  I hope I haven’t jinxed myself.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:33:00 PM
State:       NJ
County:   Hunterdon
City:     Baptistown
Location: along Lockatong Creek where it crosses Lower Oak Grove Road just north of Rte 12.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Very noisy swarm of cicadas present in nearby woods.  Amazing….we were also performing stream sampling and collected many cicada exoskeletons in the sample.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:30:16 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Annandale
Location: annandale high school
Periodical Cicada Activity: It is abhorrently disgusting.  They are everywhere.  At first I thought they were cute and now they really freak me out.  I am irrationally afraid of them.  I am glad to hear this is the peak and wonder when they will decline in number!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:24:53 PM
State:       MD
County:
City:        Baltimore City
Location: Ednor Gardens, in northeast Baltimore City (near the former Memorial Stadium site).
Periodical Cicada Activity: The first cicadas emerged in our backyard under an old oak tree on May 10th.  The peak of their emergence each night was around the weekend of May 15-16th.  As of today (5/26) they have been noisy enough to be heard over the sound of window fans and through closed doors/windows.  They were so loud during my daughter’s violin lesson I could hardly hear her play when I was sitting near an open window.  We have seen many mating.  We saw one that was already dead that had dark blue eyes.  We have heard the calls of all three species at various times the past week and a half.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:11:10 PM
State:       Other
Other State: Ohio
County:      Hamilton
City:        Cincinnati
Periodical Cicada Activity: astounding
Comments: I know this site doesn’t cover Ohio, but I just wanted to mention that I have collected 3 blue/silver-eyed cicadas in my yard over the course of a few days, without much attempt. One landed on me, I pulled one off my rose bush, and the other was just sitting there on my tree at eye-level. Sure wish that $1000 rumor wasn’t a hoax.  🙂

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:10:51 PM
State: MD
County: Frederick
City: Frederick
Periodical Cicada Activity: No Cicadas in Frederick city as of 05/26.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 7:57:46 PM
State: MD
County: Garrett
City: Oakland
Location: Deep Creek Lake
Periodical Cicada Activity: nothing 🙁

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 7:56:59 PM
State: MD
County: Allegheny
City:  Westernport
Location: Westvaco Papermill
Periodical Cicada Activity: Started hearing them around Monday the 24th;
I have seen dead ones on the ground, not as many as I expected; certianly not hundreds per square yard!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 7:38:02 PM
State: MD
County: Charles
City: Marbury
Location: Smallwood State Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: None!  Absolutely NONE!  I am so disappointed–and somewhat concerned.  I have only heard the Brood X chorus in a small area nearby Lackey High School.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: This is what concerns me.  Although I did not live in this location, my landlord remembers that the area was littered with them.  I live in a heavily wooded area that has not been highly developed in the past 20 years.  I keep hoping the little guys will pop up.
Comments: It’s just not fair.  I was 10 years old the last time they come out but lived in an area that was newly developed, but there were no cicadas.  And now, 17 years later, I’m disappointed again.  <sniff>  Best wishes with the project. 

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:41:26 AM
State: WV
County: Morgan
City: Berkeley Springs
Location:
Periodical Cicada Activity: Spent Tuesday, May 25th visiting in Washington County MD… NO cicadias in Williamsport or Hagerstown MD. No sign of them till we were just east of Hancock MD on I81. More are emerging up here…(and I thought they were peaking!) Noise levels now so continual as to be almost unnoticeable, funny how we humans adjust.

5-25-04

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 4:29:02 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Severn
Location: Just a couple of miles west of BWI
Periodical Cicada Activity: I haven’t seen one cicada in the Merriweather neighborhood of Severn as of May 25, but I started to hear fairly distant-sounding singing on about May 22. I’ve seen a few cicadas in other parts of Severn, and activity quickly gets heavy as one travels to the south-southwest, but still light around Severn on May 25.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 4:28:40 PM
State:  VA
County:  Loudoun
City:   Sterling
Location: Dulles Airport
Periodical Cicada Activity: Very loud in the more established neighborhoods of Eastern Loudoun county. Love them and so do my dogs – but how do they get into my house 🙂

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 4:26:44 PM
State:   MD
County:   Prince George’s
City:        Camp Springs
Location:  Andrews AFB
Periodical Cicada Activity: As of May 24, the cicadas are out and howling, even during the night (though not as loudly). They are absolutely everywhere. They’ve been out for several days, but the “din” is just starting, as is their omnipresence. Working the late shift May 24, they looked like moths in the streetlights, and seemed to find particular solace in gathering near convenience store entrances. This is in stark contrast to my situation at home, which I’ll report separately.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:48:55 PM
State:       MD
County:      Washington
City:        Hagerstown
Location: Huyettes crossroad
Periodical Cicada Activity: No Signs of Cicadas. Work in DC area, LOTS of Cicadas there but none so far in Hagerstown (Washington County) Also no cicadas in Frederick MD says a friend (Frederick county).

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:16:26 PM
State:       MD
County:      Allegany
City:        Frostburg
Location: Frostburg state university
Periodical Cicada Activity: Started hatching on May 18, just a few.  Have steadily seen more each day to this date.  Singing started on May 22, has increased daily to this point.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 12:41:30 PM
State:       DC
County:
City:        Washington
Location:   3rd Street SW
Periodical Cicada Activity: I have seen two cicada skeletons on the dawn redwoods in our backyard and one live one on our deck so far. Our backyard area is very shading, with many bushes and hedges, and most of the trees are dawn redwoods. There seem to be many fewer cicadas this year than there were in 1987. I hear some in the trees, but it does not sound like there are nearly as many as there are in some of the areas in NW Washington or in Northern Virginia that I’ve been through. There is construction next to our townhouse condominiums of a new apartment building on land that used to have several very large old trees and lots of grassy lawn. That is now gone, and perhaps with it, the cicadas.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 11:07:00 AM
State: PA
County: Bedford
City: Shawnee St. Park
Location: Shawnee State Park, vicinity of the dam and picnic area to the southwest.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Heard two songs. Collected about 20 specimens for the collection at West Virginia University. Spotty distribution. This appeared to be the eastern (western?) boundary of Brood X. Could not hear them in some areas. Stopped in three sites in Somerset County; did not hear or see cicadas. Observations were made on Saturday, 22 May 2004.

(Jim, please send more info from the negative sites in Somerset County. Thanks!)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 10:49:30 AM
State:       MD
County:      Prince Georges
City:        Clinton
Location: Southern MD Hospital, Surrattsville Library, & Tanglewood Park, Summitt Creek Areas.
Periodical Cicada Activity: First heard them while driving to church on Sunday AM near Tanglewood park saw them flying around, one smacked into my windshield. At the Baseball fields behind the library, they are everywhere, one even took a ride home with us inside my son’s shirt (he found out as we parked in our driveway!). Saw a few dead ones and  can hear them in the trees behind our home. They were louder this morning.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 7:19:38 AM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City:  Severna Park
Location: Benfield Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Large hatch of hundreds of cicadas on May 13/14 — continuing to emerge as of May 25.  A number of the cicadas have malformed wings — Dept of Ag Extension Agent says their entomologist says about 1/3 will have abnormal development.  Yes, our dogs find them tasty!  Their sound seems to start just at dawn and drops off at dusk.
Very slight activity in 1987; very little noise compared to this hatch; must have been a very small brood.
Fascinating process to observe.  Our yard looks like swiss cheese — won’t need to aerate the lawn; it’s been done by the cicadas!

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 6:48:23 AM
State:       VA
County:      Fairfax
City:        Alexandria
Location: Edsall Road and Indian Run Parkway
Periodical Cicada Activity: Millions! Over the weekend the trees were full of them. Their wings glittered in the sun – much like fairy wings… They looked very cool from a distance. Once their wings dried, however, the noise has been unbearable — we haven’t slept well in DAYS 🙁
The cat howls to go out and play with them, then she spends time crying that her tummy hurts, then she yaks (mostly wings and legs) and begs to go outside again…

 

5-24-04

Monday, May 24, 2004 3:47:01 PM
State:       VA
County:      Fairfax
City:
Location: Intersection of Old Mill Rd and Old Mount Vernon Rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: Very loud songs in the trees surrounding this intersection. This is interesting because we have been watching for them all over the Mount Vernon area and this is the only place this far south we have seen them in Fairfax County.  According to your map this sighting is just across the border in the brood II area.  This is a possible area of overlap between brood II and brood X.

Monday, May 24, 2004 3:15:01 PM
State:       PA
County:      Franklin
City:        Blue Ridge Summit
Location:   Blue Ridge Summit
Periodical Cicada Activity: They are  in the mating stage. Lots off noise. Droning type of noise. At sunset they stop making their calls and just before sunrise they start up again. I was hiking on the A.T. north of Harrisburg, PA on Saturday 5/22/04 Going to the top of Peters Mtn. I heard them. Once on top there was no more noise from them. Also in Waynesboro, PA, no sign of them. Just some notes.

Monday, May 24, 2004 2:40:32 PM
State:       VA
County:      Fairfax
City:        Herndon
Location: Herndon Parkway
Periodical Cicada Activity: Most trees near my semi-wooded apartment grounds now have a dozen or so cicadas climbing around eye level. On short poles (say, no more than 25 feet high, I can see dozens gathered (pointlessly) around the top. Every surface (ground, tree, poles, walls, etc.) is covered with molted cicada bodies. There are plenty of Darwin Award winning cicadas along nearby Elden St. in Herndon. They’re going to have a hard time laying eggs in the metal street-light poles and the brick buildings they’re climbing!

Monday, May 24, 2004 2:11:02 PM
State:       NJ
County:      Essex, Bergen, Passaic
City:        Hackensack (Bergen), Little Falls (Passaic), Montclair (Essex)
Periodical Cicada Activity: I was hoping for something but unfortunately, as of 5-24-04, ive seen no activity in these areas. We get annual cicadas every summer and I recall Brood II emergences in ’79 and ’96.  Seems like this part of Jersey is just on the outside of Brood X looking in. Too bad!! Ill keep looking though!!

Monday, May 24, 2004 1:46:10 PM
State:       MD
County:      Prince George’s
City:        Hyattsville
Location:           Longfellow St.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Quite heavy. First appearances around 9 May; by 13 May, there were a lot of them; by 18 May, the noise was getting quite loud. On 23 May, I noticed a fair number of dead cicada in the roadways beneath big trees (don’t know if that’s the start of the die off or just a coincidence).

Monday, May 24, 2004 12:43:15 PM
State:       VA
County:
City:        Alexandria
Location:    Landmark/Seminary Rd area
Periodical Cicada Activity: Extremely heavy. I count 4-10 every morning on my car, must walk looking down and I don’t recommend driving with windows or tops down. I saw a bird land in a tree and a swarm emerged from the tree!
The sound is very loud. I have had friends comment on hearing them over the phone, even though my windows are closed.

Monday, May 24, 2004 11:05:16 AM
State:       MD
County:      Howard
City:       Elkridge
Location:  Butterfield Drive.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Began noticing some holes in the ground in early May.  First began noticing husks on fences, ground and trees approximately May 17.  Singing became noticeable, around May 19-20.  Was out of the area all day on May 22.  When I returned on May 23rd the singing was noticeably louder and very loud.  When I went into the backyard on the same day to cut the grass, I noticed that the ground looked like swiss cheese with all the holes that the cicadas had tunneled through.  An impressively large number (hundreds?) of husks were strewn at the base of the tree in my backyard.

Monday, May 24, 2004 10:05:34 AM
State:       WV
County:      Hardy
City:        Baker
Location:  Rt 259
Periodical Cicada Activity: Noise is deafening.  People can hear them over the phone when they call!  All over the yard both alive and dead.

Monday, May 24, 2004 9:04:19 AM
State:       MD
County:      Howard
City:        Woodbine to Ellicott City
Location: West to Rt 94, south to 650, east to Marriottsville Rd, north to Rt 99
Periodical Cicada Activity: In case you don’t have better data from the people who live in the specific areas… Based on a bike ride this Sunday, I noticed there was extensive cicada activity through the entire described region. (Singing was strong in all wooded areas, with many dead adults on the road, and a few flying adult collisions with me.)

Monday, May 24, 2004 9:02:52 AM
State:       PA
County:      Bucks
city:        Quakertown
Location: Nockamixon State Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: They arrived about 48 hours ago and there are hundreds(?)of them. The trees are covered in the shells they have left and they are swarming in large flying groups. Landing on the trees and houses, etc. The trees look as if decorated for a holiday, and the ground is covered in the shells at the base of the trees. In some areas the shells are 2″ deep.

5-19-04

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 6:21:21 PM
State: PA
County: Berks
City: Green Hills
Location: Robeson Township
Periodical Cicada Activity: Emergence started May 15th, the day after I mowed the high grass down in my back yard. The first day (5-16) a hundred or so showed up the next day (5-17) there were thousands. No sounds yet as of 5-19 am. I am surprised at how many are not able to emerge properly and die in the process. Possibly 5% +/-

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 1:46:28 AM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Columbia
Location: Banneker and Governor Warfield. Exxon Gas station:
Periodical Cicada Activity: They are crawling all over the ground and the pumps! 🙂

5-18-04

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:56:42 PM
State: PA
County: Adams
City: Gettysburg
Location: Swift Run Road X Sibert Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Our first knowledge of the activity was on May 16th when seeing a stray cat eating them.  Upon further study we found we have thousands upon thousands in a 100 square foot area along a wooded creek bed.  Quite a sight to see – all the hardened shells hanging from all vegetation, ground and anything they could reach and grab onto.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:27:25 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Reisterstown
Location: Sunnyking Dr./ Church Rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: Started seeing Wednesday, May 12th.  Crawling up trees/flowerpots and “hatching” in mornings – by evenings, only empty shells remained – adults flew away.  Could hear them singing throughout the neighborhood by Friday, again, mostly in mornings.  By Saturday, seeing more full-grown throughout the day, and singing increasing in volume daily.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:11:14 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: in front of New Hampshire Estates Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: lots and lots seen every morning on trees and telephone poles on Carroll Ave.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 8:43:32 PM
State: PA
County: Bedford
City: Schellsburg
Location: Anderson Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Today, May 18, is the first day of emergence.  I saw 10 cicadas.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:30:01 PM
State: VA
County: Frederick
City: Winchester
Location: Braddock and Wyck Steets

Periodical Cicada Activity: The cicada started emerging yesterday and today when I went out there were about 5 times as many shells and live ones emerging.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 5:08:36 PM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Columbia
Location: Stevens Forest Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: Singing started Saturday morning, May 15.  Increasing numbers of nymphs and adults each day.  Singing is a whirring noise.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:50:52 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Kensington
Location: Kensington Parkwood Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity:  Lots and Lots here!  Started to emerge around May 11.  One week later we have thousands on our property.  Front yard, back yard, fences, sidewalks.  More and more everyday!  And the noise is becoming deafening!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:51:33 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Reston
Location: North Point Shopping Center
Periodical Cicada Activity:  Just starting seeing 1-3 flying around yesterday 5/17.  Few resting on sign poles and lamp posts.  Saw none flying around 6:30pm.  Is their flying activity minimized during the evening? Today, seeing many more during day. Several dead ones on sidewalks. Found 2 resting on my window screens.  Also, tips of certain trees are brown.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:39:01 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Bethesda

Location: North Bethesda Middle School
Periodical Cicada Activity:  Started to see first cicadas emerging around May 9. Around May 13-14 the singing noise started.  Seems like they are the loudest in the mornings.  But some evening, they are just as loud. As described somewhere, the noise reminds the humming air-conditioner or the buzzing of power lines.  Or, as my husband describes it, “it feels like it’s another planet”. We don’t have than may trees in our yard, but there you can see that our neighbor’s trees are PACKED with cicadas.  Although, they seem to like only certain trees – there could be a million on tree and none on a tree, next to it.  For some reason, they also like our shed – which is brown and all day is on the sun.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:38:50 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Vienna
Location: Navy Federal Credit Union–Electric Ave and Woodford Rd
Periodical Cicada Activity:  We have tons and tons. Each morning I see more and more. Our trees are covered and the deck on the house too! Dog loves them! Each day the singing gets louder and souds like an alien invasion, but very soothing!

5-17-04

Monday, May 17, 2004 6:14:37 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Arnold
Location: Ritchie Hwy
Periodical Cicada Activity: I’ve never experienced this before, but I would say they are numbering in the tens of thousands.

Monday, May 17, 2004 2:30:01 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Baltimore
Location: UMBC
Periodical Cicada Activity: Wednesday morning I was walking to an exam and took the time to look for some Cicadas. At the bottom of an older Oak I spotted a few dozen emergence holes and saw one shell on the ground. I spotted a dozen or so in the branches above.

5-16-04

5-15-04

Saturday, May 15, 2004 10:51:21 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Annandale
Location: Backlick and Braddock Roads
Periodical Cicada Activity: Tonight many many many (1000s) emerging.

Yesterday not as many (100s) but growing in number.Only started emerging a couple of days ago on the north side of the Wilburdale neighborhood.  The south side of the neighborhood is a little warmer and has emerging and signing several days earlier. Most emerging under large trees, few to none in clearing/sunny grassy areas.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 10:22:33 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Baltimore
Location: Security Blvd.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Fairly heavy.  Started seeing about May 13.  Staying in the back of my yard where there are large trees.  A few were found hanging on my rose bushes and various other small plants.  Many hanging on my shed in the back of the yard.  Surprisingly to me (my first experience with them), they are even hangin on to blades of grass!!!  We heard them this morning for the first time from our trees.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 9:39:53 PM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Laurel
Location: behind Laurel Mall
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 15 2004.Activity level low. Found a few shells and spotted a total of 6 cicadas in the last two days buzzing around.Found about 5 adult dead ones on ground than in about two hours time they vanished. Birds are haveing open buffet.It is 9:40 pm and still no singing.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:02:39 PM
State: VA
County: Loudoun
City: Sterling
Location: Forest Grove Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: We saw 1 or 2 cicadas on our front sidewalk on the evening of the 11th, but last night brought a lot more activity. We have seen about 2 dozen emerge from one of our front flower beds.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 5:40:16 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Arnold
Location: behind Arnold Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: We are experiencing a massive amount of Cicadas.  Thousands….the noise is amazing.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 5:32:49 PM
State: VA
County: Loudoun
City: Leesburg
Location: near Leesburg Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity: Have found a few skins left on trees in my yard.  Today I hear the first singing.  Seems like the emergence is beginning in Leesburg.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 5:19:01 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Owings Mills
Location: Park Heights Ave and Greenspring Valley Rds
Periodical Cicada Activity: cicadas on ground, on trees, climbing up house.  Not many flying around.  No noise yet.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 5:06:23 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: George Mason University
Periodical Cicada Activity: While running my usual route around Patriot Circle, I could see Cicada’s emerging from the soil along the sidewalk.  They were often seen crossing the sidewalk to the inner side of Patriot Circle, where trees from 17 years ago still stand, despite expansion of the campus.In nearby wooded areas where some faculty and staff members live, cicada shedded skin and Live, winged cicadas could be seen.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 4:40:41 PM
State: VA
County: Warren
City: Front Royal
location: Guard Hill
Periodical Cicada Activity: Lot’s of em in my grandma’s yard.  They were still digging out, this afternoon.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 12:03:57 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: Fairfax High School
Periodical Cicada Activity: This morning when I woke up and stepped outside, I heard what I wasnt sure I was going to hear this year.  The Din of the Cicada’s song has finally started.  Its not too loud yet, but its most definately there and very noticable.   THere are now LOTS and LOTS of dead cicada bodies on the streets and sidewalks, and today was the first time I had seen any living ones, and I saw quite a few.  Maybe 40 or 50? They are litearlly all over the place now.  This mornin when I ran out to get gas, I found one on my shoe, and one crawling up my leg as I stood there and pumped gas!  I picked em both up and put them in the tree that was close by.  Gotta love these little guys.   Theyre so ugly theyre cute, and theyre so  many they are just cool!

Saturday, May 15, 2004 2:11:10 PM
State: MD
County: Harford
City: Bel Air
Location: Jappa
Periodical Cicada Activity: I just coming out of the shell and starting to fly

Saturday, May 15, 2004 11:46:44 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Oxon Hill
Location: Owens Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw two on yesterday, Friday the 14th; but today they are all over the yard, in the trees and singing loudly.  It looks and sounds like it is well over 1,000 in the area.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 10:20:16 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Bowie
Location: Bowie High School area
Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas are clinging everywhere around our home.  We have some of the last old Bowie trees in our yard so we expect to have quite a large number visiting us..

Saturday, May 15, 2004 10:12:43 AM
State: MD
County: Cecil
City: Elkton
Location: Rt.279 and Rt.213 intersection
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw one adult last night (5/14) at about 7:45 pm and about 3 dozen nymphs on tree leaves.

Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:44:40 AM
State: TN
County: Blount
City: Friendsville
Location: Parks Ferry Road area
Periodical Cicada Activity: Currently, we are seeing and hearing a lot of adults.  Many are dead…caught in spider webs, on the ground, around water sources.  We can hear a steady sound.

5-14-04

 

5-13-04

Thursday, May 13, 2004 11:26:48 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Brookville
Location: Gregg Rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: 2004/05/13 07:00 pm soil temp 70 degrees at 4″.

2004/05/13 11:00 pm soil temp 66 degrees at 4″.

More cicadas at more locations tonight than last night. Hedgerows by road have heavy cicada activity.  western edges of woods have heavy activity.  Several areas in woods have moderate cicada activity.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 9:25:16 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Vienna
Location: Vale Road, James Madison High School, Flint Hill Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: Since this morning 5/13, they are all over the backyard. On hostas, left over leaves from daffodils, hydrangea, dogwood, and table on deck. Took some pictures.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 6:56:05 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Ferndale
Location: Poplar Ave and Broadview Blvd
Periodical Cicada Activity:  Many periodicals – several hundred – but most seem to have been met by waiting birds as they emerged.  I’m hoping lots still made it to safety!!

Thursday, May 13, 2004 6:38:15 PM
State: VA
County: Alexandria
City: Alexandria
Location: Everywhere
Periodical Cicada Activity: They are all over the place. Soon we will have to wear hats to keep them out of our hair.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 5:48:40 PM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: University Park
location: Tuckerman Street
Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas began emerging on May 11th, a few hundred the first day, many more on the 12th, and hunrededs of thousands today.  Some trees in the neighborhood have a pile of cicada shells at the bottom of the trunk. There was very heavy activity in 1987.  I can remember hearing the crunch from a carpet of shells as I backed my car out of the driveway.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 4:48:19 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Twinbrook Neighborhood
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 10 saw one adult on the porch

May 11 saw 30 or so shedded skins on the house and on plants at night saw many emerging and shedding all over the perrenials and any vertical surface May 12 saw about about 100 shedded skins and adults herd faint “singing” in the evening May 13 hundreds of shedded skins and adults EVERYWHERE The noise has picked up a bit in volume.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:30:20 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Fallsmead
Periodical Cicada Activity: Significant activity over past 24 hours.  The trees are now covered with cicada’s and the shells are all over the ground (along with squished bodies of adults that met misfortune on the sole of shoes).

Thursday, May 13, 2004 11:39:04 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Laurel
Location: Mayfair Terrace
Periodical Cicada Activity: They have reached the surface and are shedding skin as I type. We have seen about 10 in the past two days.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:38:41 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Randallstown
Location: Liberty Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Just saw about 10 in my back yard this morning.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:24:14 AM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Odenton
Location: Odenton Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity: When are they leaving?

Thursday, May 13, 2004 7:38:24 AM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Millersville
Location: Arundel Station Road- near Millersville Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity: We noticed the first Cicada’s Monday May 17th.  The first day we had around 30+.  Today, Thursday, we have hundreds and they seem to like attatching to our brick home(only in the front) and our cars for some reason.  We’ve only seen a few on the back of our house..

Thursday, May 13, 2004 7:30:55 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Pikesville
location: Reisterstown Plaza
Periodical Cicada Activity: Car tires covered in cicadas on morning of 05/13/04.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 2:15: 30 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: College Park
location: University of Maryland
Periodical Cicada Activity: just saw the first cicadas crawling outside my dorm. mostly just the nymphs but saw one adult with wings and black “skin”.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:46:57 AM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Location: Apartment Complex
Periodical Cicada Activity: 5 carcasses on a tree and one live-winged cicada 5PM 5/12.  10-20 carcasses on same tree + equal amount in various stages of getting wings/shedding crawling on sidewalk near grass 12am.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:29:32 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: two trees near house
Periodical Cicada Activity: Last night (May 11), I had fifty during a 5 minutes period crawling up these two poplars  Tonight There were 100 in the same period. I later returned to find many down in the grass at the base.  I now avoid walking near the base of trees A search within 30 meters of the original emergence site found very little activity. one small hotspot(20ish)   around a sugar maple.

5-12-04

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:30:30 PM
State: MD
County: United States
City: Baltimore
Location: Northwood Plaza
Periodical Cicada Activity: I have seen them 5 or 6 times.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:07:55 PM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Columbia
Location: Red Branch Road behind the Wells Fargo building. Cicada was on
car tire in parking lot.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Only one sighting so far.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Very noisy. So many cicadas. Very
frenzied flying.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:03:18 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Arbutus
Location: Down the street from Wilkens Ave
Periodical Cicada Activity: I found a mature cicada on my door this
morning. Last weekend when i was weeding, i noticed alot of holes in
the ground around my plants.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 6:50:10 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Twinbrook off 355 Rockville pike or off Veirs mill rd 65yr old
neighborhood
Periodical Cicada Activity: busting out all over the place front back
yard in window sill doorway driveway everywhere its only may 12 2004
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: yes, I lived in Colesville MD then

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 6:37:09 PM
State: DC
City: Washington
Location: Takoma DC 4th St & the Metro line
Periodical Cicada Activity: We do not see any cicadas yet just inside
the Takoma DC line. I drove through Rock Creek Park last night (South of
East-West Hwy) and heard no cicadas there either.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:40:01 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Bethesda
Location: NIH
Periodical Cicada Activity:5/11/04 Found about 40 emergence tunnels
around a Magnolia; however, no exoskeletons or adults seen, indicating
that they are either very well hidden or had been eaten. No body remains
seen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:38:29 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery County
City: Silver Spring
Location: 4 Corners (Univ and Colesville)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Today there are lots of adults. Definitely
more than even three days ago.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:37:14 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Potomac/Regency estates
Location: Seven Locks/Tuckerman
Periodical Cicada Activity: 5/11/04 Several adults sighted dead or being
eaten by birds
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: There was some here according to
neighbor

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:32:26 PM
State: DC
City: Washington (NW)
Location: North Cleveland Park, @ Connecticut Ave and Brandywine.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I live in a high-rise condo in DC surrounded
by modest patches of grass. Saw my first 3 exoskeletons on a telephone
pole next to the building on the morning of 5/11. The next night, at
11pm on 5/11, I went out with my flashlight and saw about 20 nymphs
crawling on the sidewalk in front of the building. Many others had been
crushed under the shoes of residents entering and leaving the building.
What a mess, but the ants were having a field day. Saw another dozen or
so on a telephone pole and nearby tree, many with adults emerging.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:22:22 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Twinbrook Pkwy./Baltimore Rd.
Comments: Magicicada

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 5:10:11 PM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Davidsonville
Location: Beard’s Creek area off South River
Periodical Cicada Activity: Found one exoskeleton in my back yard
yesterday – first one I’ve seen; I was outside all last weekend and saw
no activity.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:48:54 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Twinbrook Parkway & Veirs Mill RD
Periodical Cicada Activity: Numerous shells. Several adults drying on
walls. Some dead bodies and a few flying. Possibly heard them singing
briefly

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:44:59 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: McLean
Location: Carol Raye St
Periodical Cicada Activity: Several dozen on the Sycamores in front
yesterday, more today, approx. 4PM heard them singing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:25:52 PM
State: MD
County: Calvert
City: North Beach
Location: On the bay, 20 miles south of Annapolis
Periodical Cicada Activity: So far, none

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 3:32 PM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: W. Mont Ave near I270
Periodical Cicada Activity: One adult in daylilies Sun and one adult in
grass under large oak tree Tues.
Numerous holes. Soil temp has been 65 in yard and under trees in wooded
area since the weekend. Son saw one walking to school yesterday. (Said
it had a backpack on.)
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was in Vermont, just blackflies. I
think I’ll like the cicada more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 3:43:56 PM
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Location: As of 5/12, they are beginning to emerge in our neighborhood,
which is near the intersection of Washington and George Mason Blvds. in
zip code 22205. A wooded park called Lacey Woods Park borders the area.
Periodical Cicada Activity: It has only begun in the past few days and
is thus far light. We will update you if it grows heavier.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: There was heavy activity in our
neighborhood in 1987. It began to grow during the week of 5/17/87, so we
still have time this year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 3:42:42 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Twinbrook Parkway at Viers Mill Rd.
Periodical Cicada Activity: 3 Adults on shady side of house this morning
at 8:00AM – looked like recent emergents, no shells spotted – Ugliest
looking bug I have ever seen
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Living In Michigan in 1987 – No Cicada
activity

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 3:36:14 PM
Name: NVRPA naturalist
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
location:Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: Yesterday we found a few dozen shells during
an insect hunt with some kindergarten classes.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Cicadas everywhere. The noise was
deafening.
Comments: Check out our 17-year cicada display in the nature center!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 2:30:25 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
Location: Pikesville 21208 Milford Mill High School
Periodical Cicada Activity: 5/11/04 One on front porch. Could hear
them outside during the evening.
5/12/04 Three on front porch, beginning to see some on Maple tree trunk

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 1:42:47 PM
State: VA
County: Loudon
City: Virginia
Location: Intersection of Route 28 and 606.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Nothing yet.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I wasn’t in this area in 1987.
Comments: I work in Sterling. We haven’t seen anything yet.
I live in Stephens City, can anyone tell me if we are expecting them
here??

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 1:12:31 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: Near the corner of University Blvd. and Dennis Ave., a few
blocks from Sligo Creek Park.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Yesterday evening (5/11) I spotted four
empty nymph cases in the front yard. This morning I saw numerous newly
hatched adults on the plants in the flower beds as well as the fences,
recycle bins, etc., all around the yard.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:32:10 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
location:Home: S. George Mason & Columbia Pike
Work: Crystal City
Periodical Cicada Activity: Yesterday evening, May 11th, I found a
couple dozen shells in the grass of my yard and four or five adults
nestled in the grass. After dark I went outside with a flashlight and
found a hundred or so in the process of molting. This morning there were
many adults out sunning themselves on the bushes and fences.
Oddly enough, in Crystal City I can find no trace of any Cicada
activity. I took a short stroll down Crystal Drive and on the path to
National Airport and could find nothing at all. This is only three miles
or so from my home.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:25:51 PM
State: MD
County: Washington
City: Smithsburg
Periodical Cicada Activity: No Cicadas so far in this area.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:20:15 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
Location: I spotted several shells and dead cicadas on the road as I
walked to the bus this morning on Lee Highway near Spout Run Parkway.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:08:28 PM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Columbia
Location: Clemens Crossing Area
Periodical Cicada Activity: Found an empty skin clining to the frame of
the sliding glass door this morning. I looking forward to this amazing event!
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: They were everywhere and very noisy.
Tens of thousands seemed to emerge overnight.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:44:33 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Merrifield
Location: Merrifield Post Office
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw one fly by my office window

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:32:58 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Falls Church
Location: Close to anandale off of sleepy hollow rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: They have been using the brick on the front
of my house as their primary hatching ground. I have about 500 or more
skeletons on the ground and walls of the front of my house.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:28:07 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Catonsville
Location: 1402 and 1404 Edmondson Ave. between Beechwood and Rosewood
Periodical Cicada Activity: Large number of holes in the yard. Cicadas
began emerging 5/11/2004 in southern exposure area of front lawn.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: According to neighbors, there were
large numbers. I was living in California at the time.
Comments: We had an acceleration of brood X in 2000 in our neighborhood.
It is an area of many large old shade trees (many oaks 250+ years old.
There has been little disturbance of landscapes and little or no
additional development. I will check the species when more emerge. I am
an entomologist at the University of Maryland Home and Garden
Information Center. We have a cicada page and have been encouraging
callers to visit your page to report sightings. Our url is
www.hgic.umd.edu

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:26:49 AM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Laurel
Location: McCahill Terrace
Periodical Cicada Activity: Lawn dotted like swiss cheese with cicada
holes; grubs came up dozens by the shovelful when doing spring
plantings. Saw first newly emerged nymph this morning (wings still
wet)!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:08:58 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
Location: Cheshire Meadows Way, in the Woodlynne Community near Burke
Centre
Periodical Cicada Activity: Found at least ten cicadas in a sunny corner
of my front yard, pulling out of their shells. Very cool! We mainly see
them in the morning and during the day – they seem to have gone
elsewhere by evening.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:05:28 AM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Woodbine
GPS: N39 17.914 W77 7.709
Location: Foxmoor Drive
Periodical Cicada Activity: None above ground yet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:45:20 AM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Laurel
Location: Rt. 216 & All Saints Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: None so far

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:29:49 AM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Bowie
Location: Baldwin Lane & Beaverdale Lane
Periodical Cicada Activity: Sighted 1 shell and 1 dead adult nearby

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:17:28 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Aspen Hill Rd & Viers Mill Rd, approximately
Periodical Cicada Activity: Hoo-boy! They are massing a bit earlier than
I expected. Trees full, perennial beds full, under the deck is full, as
well. And this is just the beginning? No buzzing yet, mostly molting,
sitting around, then flying off into the trees.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Emerged a little later, around the
15th-20th. As dense then as they are now.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:08:54 AM
State: VA
County: Loudoun
City: Sterling
Location: Route 7 & Cedar Drive
Periodical Cicada Activity: Starting to emerge and set on trees. Many
drying out this morning. Most of ground in this area has not been
disturbed. This should be the start of the “swarm”.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:06:20 AM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel County
City: Glen Burnie
Location: North County branch library across from the Harundale Mall in
Glen Burnie.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I was able to find many trees with hundreds
of holes in the ground around them. I wasnt able to find any lice
cicadas, however I was able to find a shell or two.
Comments: I cant wait for the rest of them to emerge. Its an exciting
experience for an “amateur scientist”

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:05:46 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Oak Hill
Location: Folkstone Subdivision
Periodical Cicada Activity: I noticed the first nymph on May 10. Today,
May 12, numerous empty casings are hanging beneath the leaves of shrubs,
with resting cicadas nearby. Measured one at 1.5″ and another about an
eighth of an inch longer. They are about 3/8″ wide. Cicada became active
(walked) when coaxed onto finger and settled down when redeposited on
leaf. Pretty neat. No noise yet.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: They were on our nearly one acre
heavily wooded lot in 1987 but I do not recall any damage to ornamentals
caused by the females laying eggs. Lots of noise but not nearly as loud
as in Reston, about 2 miles away.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 9:39:54 AM
State: MD
Other_State:
County: Prince George’s
City: Seat Pleasant
Location: Near Addison Road Metro Station
Periodical Cicada Activity: I Have seen 2 Cicadas around in my yard so
far. One rested on a tree stomp in my front yard why the other sat
Nearby in the grass. I have a sense that the two have made physical
contact. My Cat went after one of them but jump back when the Cicada
made movement
Comments: There Coming! I’m very excited about it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 9:15:49 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Oakton
Location: 123 & Blake Lane. 0.1 miles from Oakton Elementary.
Periodical Cicada Activity: None in my neighborhood as far as I’ve seen.
This was a farm 17 years ago, I believe. Would tilling of the soil at
that point cause destruction of the cicada tunnels?
Comments: How much flying will occur with the cicadas? Are the down
times during the day (i.e. sleeping)? I ask because, as an avid biker,
I’d like to avoid sucking down a cicada mid-ride!
Thank you.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 8:42:33 AM
State: MD
County: Frederick
City: Frederick
Location: Butterfly Ln.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I have seen only a few cicadas this morning.
Nothing major….. yet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 8:14:16 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Chantilly
Location: I live off Lees Corner Road. Cicada on my front doorstep
yesterday, Tuesday, 5/11.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:56:30 AM
State: MD
County: Howard
City: Columbia
Location: Grace drive and Ceder Lane
Periodical Cicada Activity: Many shells on sidewalks. Lots of bugs on
the ground, quite a few crushed. One is sitting on my desk right now,
he’s a bit deformed in the wings; no flying for him!
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: LOTS OF BUGS!
Comments: Great site!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:22:39 AM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: brookeville
Location: gregg rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: 2004/05/12 07:00 am soil temp @ 4″ 63
degrees. These soil temp readings from same spot in wooded area.
One cicada nymph found on the horses run-in shed – emerging from shell,
one nymph crawling on ground near shed. Grey stone dust around the shed
probably raised the ground temp vs the surrounding areas.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:22:39 AM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: brookeville
Location: gregg rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: 2004/05/12 07:00 am soil temp @ 4″ 63 degrees. These soil temp readings from same spot in wooded area.
One cicada nymph found on the horses run-in shed – emerging from shell, one nymph crawling on ground near shed. Grey stone dust around the shed probably raised the ground temp vs the surrounding areas.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:19:16 AM
State: MD
County: Charles  PLEASE KEEP UP UPDATED IN CHARLES COUNTY, THANKS
City: Doncaster
Location: Route 6
Periodical Cicada Activity: No nymphs or cicadas sited as of the evening of 5/11/04. Maybe we will be missed. I sure hope so, since we planted many ornamental trees in the last couple of years.
Comments: I live in a new housing development of only 20 houses. The land was previously farm land.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 6:29:59 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Reisterstown
Location: 1/2 mile East of Franklin High School
Periodical Cicada Activity: Caught 2 nymphs climbing on the house. Watched one of them emerge. Got some great pics! Southeast side of house, gets lots of sun through out the day, 2nd night in a row I have seen nymph shells!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:26:27 AM
State: MD
County: Carroll
City: Finksburg
Location: 140 and 91
Periodical Cicada Activity: seen plenty of nymphs in the ground this weekend while moving piles of rock. last week sported first cicada out of molt. looked like it had just molted, since exoskeleton was right next to it.

5-11-04

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:59:11 PM
State: MD
County: Frederick
City: Middletown
Location: Near intersection of US 40 Alt and MD 17.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I have not seen any adults or exoskeletons near my home yet. My development is relatively new, but the land directly behind my home is part pasture and part wooded, land that has not been disturbed for many years, so I expect to see and hear them soon. I was hiking in Gambrill Park this afternoon (Frederick, MD) and saw a number of holes. I was there with some coworkers who were actively looking for them, but they didn’t spot any either.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I lived in Los Angeles in 1987. I don’t think cicadas would survive there. The air pollution made all but the genetically engineered insects choke to death.
Comments: I am terrified — a victim of insect phobia — the bigger the insect, the more I scream. I have ordered a bubble umbrella to cover my head and neck. I figure it’s better to look like an idiot than sound like a lunatic. If anyone has a Tyvek suit they’re not using, please contact me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:58:52 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Vandegrift Avenue near Twinbrook Parkway
Periodical Cicada Activity: Yikes! So much for the disappearance of the cicadas. They’re emerging from the ground again tonight in far larger numbers than yesterday. Most of them seem to prefer our young oak tree. We saw twenty-seven of them at one time in the process of climbing up just one side of the trunk of that very small tree. When they got to the first branch, they paraded down that branch and each sought its own place to shed its casing. They are all white and ugly as they emerge out into the warm, humid, spring air. It was 90 degrees during the day today.
It’s okay if they are in my tree. I just don’t want them falling out of the tree onto me while I’m watching them!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:09:34 PM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: brookeville
Location: gregg rd
Periodical Cicada Activity:
2004/05/11 07:00 pm – soil temp @ 4″ 68 degrees
2004/05/11 11:00 pm – soil temp @ 4″ 66 degrees – no cicada activity

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:01:36 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Glen Echo / Brookmont
Location: Lockhouse @ Lock 6 (C&O Canal)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Sighted emergence of 10+ cicadas. Sighted 3+ cicada shells
Comments: They’re here!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:56:25 PM
State: MD
County: Queen Anne’s
City: Centreville
Location: Corsica Neck Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: Absolutely NOTHING sighted here-
No bugs, no holes, no noise!
But we are supposed to be only lightly hit.
Lucky us!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:34:44 PM
State: VA
County: Loudoun
City: South Riding
Location: By Food Lion
Periodical Cicada Activity: I have see NO cicadas yet!! I am in a highly developed area (near Chantilly, VA) and most likely, they were all dug up in the past 17 years.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was 8 years old in 1987 and we had cicadas in Haymarket, VA.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 9:54:19 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: Sligo Creek park
Periodical Cicada Activity: We saw many holes 2 weeks ago. Our dog is very excited by that and we can hear many birds around our place. Saturday, I saw the first cicada with the wings and red eyes and one still in it’s envelope. Tonight, we walked the dog and we saw many splached by cars on the street, and a lot (a kind of local carpet) under two big trees.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:56:24 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Towson
Location: Five blocks East of Towson University…zip code 21286.
Periodical Cicada Activity: This morning I found about ten cicada empty cicada skins and found about six new cicadas on plants around my yard. One of the cicadas was very newly out of its skin and still a pale white color.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:31:38 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Gaithersburg
GPS: N39 11.997 W077 10.768
Location: Montgomery Village
Periodical Cicada Activity: Checked trees in yard – no activity yet. No cicadas, no holes, no castings.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:29:40 PM
State: VA
County: fairfax
City: Falls Church
Location: We are 5 blocks from Falls CHurch High School.
Periodical Cicada Activity: It began today (5/11). Hundreds of empty cases and many flying cicadas!
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Seemed heavyier in ’87, yet today is the start here, so we will see.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:21:48 PM
State: Connecticut
County: New Haven
City: Waterbury
Location: Bunker Hill Avenue
Periodical Cicada Activity: Found some under the porch of my house.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:09:52 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: 4-Corners, University Blvd. and Rt.29
Periodical Cicada Activity: 5/11 So far I have only seen one adult cicada and 2 (molted) shells. I am still waiting!!
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Lots of them all around the large oak tree in my front yard.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 7:41:06 PM
State: PA
County: Adams/ Cumberland
City: Gardners, PA
Location: State Route 34 at Cumberland/Adams Co. line
Periodical Cicada Activity: Still waiting; stopped at neighbor’s house. Under a 30 year old Hemlock were hundreds of exit holes but no nymphs or empty shells. There were probably 4-5 per square foot. Moved a flat stone and two nymphs retreated into their tunnels. Are they all waiting for a slight increase in ground temp?

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 7:15:41 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Vandegrift Avenue, near Twinbrook Parkway
Periodical Cicada Activity: Last night I continued to watch the cicadas as they sought a place on which to hang and began to shed their casings. As of this evening, the black, red-eyed, completely formed adults which were quietly sitting near their casing this morning have disappeared (up into the treetops, I assume). The sun is still out and all is quiet at this time. 🙂

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 6:27:30 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: Fairfax High School
Periodical Cicada Activity: Lots of holes in the ground, and quite a few dead nymph bodies, as well as adult bodies on the sidewalk beneath trees. Spotty so far. Also have seen quite a few shells left behind on tree trunks and on leaves. No live Cicadas seen yet however.
Comments: I lived in Bowie MD in 1987, and there were massive n umber of them there.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 6:06:17 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Wheaton
Location: Wheaton High School
Periodical Cicada Activity: I saw about 30 or so cicadas sitting on the lawn this morning, and saw one fly up and land on a tree.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:35:28 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
Location: N. Ohio Street and N. Quantico Street
Periodical Cicada Activity: First shell found Friday, May 7. Started emerging in large numbers on Sunday night May 9/Monday morning May 10 (at least 100). Probably double as many on Tuesday morning May 11.
Comments: The birds are having a feast, so are some ants.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:25:48 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: Fleetwood Terrace-a couple of blocks away from the international school on Wayne Ave.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Cicadas have emerged! I noticed the first shell on Saturday, May 8th. Now the adults are all over my yard…in the trees, on the sidewalk, on my car. Their shells are clinging to my clematis, tall pieces of grass, my dog’s leash (which is hanging on the railing of the front porch) and everything else they can find. I have not seen any shells or live adults in any of the neighbors yards…just ours. No loud noise yet, but we are anticipating a nightly symphony as they have taken over our entire yard. Happy mating!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:18:26 PM
State: MD
County: Frederick
City: Mt Airy
Location: American Legion
Periodical Cicada Activity: first one spotted 5/9/04

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:04:42 PM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Greenbelt
Location: Hillside and Northview
Periodical Cicada Activity: There was nothing yesterday when I came home from work. I saw about a dozen or so of the shells this morning as I left and now I see even more (I counted about 10 in my front yard).
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I wasn’t in this area, but seeing as they haven’t done anything other than let trees grow since .. say .. 1940s, I can imagine it was horrific.
Comments:I am in denial for as long as possible. At the same time, I’m looking for a plastic bubble to inhabit for the next month or so…

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:53:30 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Towson
Location: On the Towson University Campus. In front of the Stevens and Richmond Hall near York Road.
Periodical Cicada Activity: coming out into a grassy area.
Comments: I assume they were here but I wasn’t

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:46:53 PM
State: MD
County: Price Geo.
City: Greenbelt
Location: Ridge Road at 21 Court
Periodical Cicada Activity: 1 shed skin – collected May 11
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Moderate population in this neighborhood. Some limited damage to small trees.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:12:42 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: East Gude Drive
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw our first cicada on our loading dock. It appeared to have a disfigured wing. It was walking and looked like it was trying to fly.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I remember there being loads of activity….Hungerford Drive would have tire tracks from all of the bodies and shells

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:40:19 PM
State: MD
County: HOWARD
City: COLUMBIA
Location:  COLUMBIA GATEWAY DRIVE
Periodical Cicada Activity: Ground temperature at 8 to 10 inches down is now 60 degrees F in the woods just about 100 feet from our parking lot. An island in the parking lot has a temp of 70 degrees at the same depth. No Cicadas seen yet.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: n/a
Comments: I would guess that means we will see cicadas by Friday at the latest….1.5 to 2 degrees temp rise in 24 hours…

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:06:38 PM
State: MD
City: Baltimore
Location: 6400 block of Eastern Parkway, near Northern Parkway & Harford Road.
Periodical Cicada Activity: As of May 11, I have not seen any activity above ground. I have several thousand exit holes in my 9,000 square foot (nearly 1/4 acre) property. Yesterday evening I pulled up 3 patio blocks (a 3 square foot area) and counted 32 nymphs.
Comments: I submitted a report several weeks ago. At that time, the exit holes were located close to the house. Now, the exit holes are everywhere. There is a lot of variability to the density. In some areas, I have about 12 hole per square foot, while in other areas, there are scattered holes to about 1 per square foot. Where the grass is dense, the hole are hard to find, so I may be missing some. I’ll let you know when we have lift off. I hope it is very soon, as I will be out of town periodically, and I don’t want to miss it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:03:22 PM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: rockville
Location: route 270 and west montogomery ave
Periodical Cicada Activity: saw about 25-30 casing on the oak. only saw a few winged guys. One I saw had one long wing and three long legs on the right and a short wing and stubby legs on the left… it was a mutant

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:01:15 PM
State: VA
County: City of Alexandria
City: Alexandria
Location: Intersection of 395 and King Street
Periodical Cicada Activity: I saw approximately 6 cicada shells on the sidewalk on my quarter mile walk to the bus stop. I haven’t seen any of the cicadas flying around yet.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 2:39 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Potomac
Location: Near Winston Churchill HS.
Periodical Cicada Activity: None so far other than holes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 2:13:29 PM
State: VA
County: Alexandria
City: Alexandria
Location: George Mason Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity: Lots of shells on the ground with wings nearby for the last week. Numbers growing steadily, but only today (5/11) was the first live one seen.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 2:05:49 PM
City: Washington
Location: Monroe St NW between 18th and 19th street in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood specifically my doorstep.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I saw one crawling on my doorstep this morning at 1:30 am and then saw it fully emerged later today. I saw another husk on one of the leaves in the tree in my front yard.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:58:32 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax City: McLean
Location: Tennyson Drive
Periodical Cicada Activity: Many holes but have only seen one empty nymph casing and one adult cicada. But from gardening results in the last few weekends, there are LOTS more to come. I uncovered about 15 in the process of planting flowers in a very small area.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I remember them as being a bother; flying into hair, open doors, and car windshields and having to sweep up the nymph casings and then the carcasses.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:46:36 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery County
City: Chevy Chase
Location: Woodend Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society. Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saturday May 8th 2 adults seen one flying one on the grass at 4:30 Tuesday May 11th 8 AM rough estimate of 500-800 adult cicadas in an area roughly 2-3 acres of open meadow. As the morning progressed they flew into trees surrounding. By 1:30 significantly fewer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:40:35 PM
County: Fairfax
City: Vienna
Location: near Cedar Park School –
Comments: A few around my house over the weekend, woke up this morning and they were all over the front of my house

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:36:33 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Towson
Location: Sussex road in Wiltondale neighborhood
Periodical Cicada Activity: I found one out of his shell with red eyes and wings on my sidewalk this morning when I was taking my four year old daughter Isabelle to school. I have the cicada with me at my office, showing him to people that have not seen them before.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I lived at a different address at the time. There were many where I lived in Baltimore

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:30:36 PM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Reisterstown
Location: Sacred Heart Lane and Chatsworth Ave
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw two empty exoskeletons on tree in our yard. Many more holes abound. We dug up several cicadas over the last few weeks doing yard work. 10-15 per square foot.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:52:36 PM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Beltsville
Location: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center -West South Drive, between Building 001 and 007
Periodical Cicada Activity: One shed skin collected morning of May 11, 2004.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:44:05 PM
State: VA
County: fairfax
City: herndon
Location: 3rd and monroe
Periodical Cicada Activity: started seeing cicadas on May 10th

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:35:34 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Location: N. Quantico Street, Arlington.
Near intersection of N. Quantico Street and N. 26th Street in Arlington.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw a dozen cicada skins this morning (5-11-04) and about 6 cicadas perched on tall blades of grass.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: They were everywhere!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:07:52 PM
State: MD
County: Carroll County
City: Sykesville
Location: Saw first in new development on screen of home.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Have not seen any holes like in Baltimore City.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:03:39 PM
State: MD
County: PG
City: College Park
Location: Muskogee Street
Periodical Cicada Activity: 13 Cicadas were seen May 11, 2004 at 6:45am on front of garage. Uncounted numbers were seen on fence.
Comments: bring them on

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:52:12 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Baltimore/Perry Hall
Location: Near Seven Oaks Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: I was beginning to think they weren’t going to show in my neighborhood since it was built in 1991. Then, last night I was edging the lawn and noticed about 100 holes in my back yard! I’m eager to see my first one since 1987 and it looks like it won’t be long now.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was a sophomore at Loyola High School. I couldn’t walk from the classroom to the parking lot without a handful of them flying into me. The noise was deafening, even with the classroom windows closed, and the smell was terrible.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:48:17 AM Very Funny
State: MD
County: Anne Arundal
City: Pasadena
Location: Nautical Lounge
Periodical Cicada Activity: My wife called to tell me that she was attacked by 104 Cicadas while taking a shower this morning. Two of them had a knife, but she was able to fight them off. She’s one tough old broad. Don’t mess with her when she’s naked!
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was attacked in the shower. I was able to fight off all 187 of those suckers. I’ve been working for the past 17 years to find out exactly what it is that they are looking for. I believe it’s mine and my wife’s body. Makes sense!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:47:36 AM
State: MD
County: Baltimore
City: Lutherville
Location: York Rd. and Greenridge Rd.
Periodical Cicada Activity: It’s 5/11 and they are coming out of their shells. They were not there last night, but were there at 6:30 this morning.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:43:19 AM
State: MD
City: Baltimore
Location: Cylburn arboretum
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw my first grub of the season coming up on Monday 5/10 …

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:41:44 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Reston
location Edmund Halley Dr.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Light at this time, but on schedule
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Very heavy activity all over the area.
Comments: A few have emerged on a tree outside our office building

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:14:33 AM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Glenn Dale
Location: near Holy Trinity Day school
Periodical Cicada Activity: They are having a party in my carport. Next to where there used to be a large tree, before the hurricane. They are mostly just crawling out, but some are ready to fly! There are at least a hundred already!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:12:25 AM
State: DC
City: Washington
Location: Capitol Hill, 12 St NE, North of Lincoln Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: Six active nymphs found on sidewalk and at base of tree around 12:30am… Numerous holes in Lincoln Park…

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:12:09 AM
State: MD
County: PG
City: College Park
Location: Paint Branch Trail behind University of Maryland, College Park Golf Course
Periodical Cicada Activity: Yesterday, 5/10/04 I saw one cicada shell on the ground while I was walking on the trail.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:03:38 AM
State: MD
County: A.A.
City: Annapolis
Location: Water Works Park off of Rt.450 behind the Annpolis Mall.
Periodical Cicada Activity: I found five (5) in a 10’sq. area.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:41:05 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Greenbelt
Location: (near Greenbelt Library)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw 3 cicada skins yesterday evening (May 10) on the leaves of ground cover in my yard; and 2 live cicadas this morning (May 11) on leaves of daylilies. These were the first I had seen. Previously I noticed 4 or 5 of their “tunnels” in various flower beds in the yard.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: (Don’t remember much; I left for Italy and didn’t observe the cicadas for long)

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 9:57:13 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Annandale
Location: Lockwood Lane (near Gallows Rd & Columbia Pike)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Checked on cicadas this morning (9:00 AM). Many are hanging onto flower stems. Lots of holes. Have seen at least 50 shells in my yard. Have seen cicadas walking around and lots of holes in the yard and mulch.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 9:22:21 AM
State: MD
City: Baltimore
Location: Neighbors lawn. Northwest Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:37:27 AM
State: MD
County: Prince Georges
City: Cheverly
Location: Prince Georges Hospital Center – Route 50
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 11- they have begun to emerge just today. noted 25 or so on the sidewalk and all over the car. crawling through the yard as well. a few flying. I have noticed hundreds of holes in the ground while gardening throughout the spring.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:28:17 AM
State: MD
City: Baltimore
Location: 4800 Block of Keswick Rd.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Many holes, about 50 live molted bugs sighted. Many shells. Birds are going bonkers.
Comments: I found an albino cicada this morning!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:24:12 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: 6 blocks from Mrs. K’s Tollhouse
Periodical Cicada Activity: found an adult on porch 5/6/04

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:10:39 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Wheaton
Location: Wheaton Library and Highland Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987 very active
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: tons
Comments: I have a cicada incubator to take care of the cicadas that did not molt properly

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:07:51 AM
State: MD
County: Anne Arundel
City: Annapolis
Location: Near intersection of US Route 50 and Bay Dale Dr.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987 On 5/9, discovered dozens of holes in the back yard, most of them concentrated in a roughly 6-foot diameter. No actual sightings of the insects yet.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: This property was undeveloped in 1987, but at that time, I lived less than 1/2 mile from here. I remember being underwhelmed.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 7:30:42 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Brookeville
Location: Gregg Road
Periodical Cicada Activity:
2004/05/10 10:30 pm – soil temp at 4″ – 66 degrees, no cicadas emerging.
2004/05/11 07:00 am – soil temp at 4″ – 64 degrees, no cicadas emerging.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 2:27:22 AM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: College Park
Location: University of Maryland Campus – Elkton Hall
Periodical Cicada Activity: first sighting of cicadas…lots of holes in ground near trees and in dirt patches…found cicada with no wings as of yet…
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was only 5, but remember collecting all the shells

5-10-04

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:19:52 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: tree lined yard of house at end of Walden St.
Periodical Cicada Activity: this is a first emergence report May 9 spotted 15 climbing a large at 8:30 Local time only three more seen when I checked around 9:45 more reports to follow
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: intense, many hundreds emerged from the yard

Sunday, May 09, 2004 11:10:09 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Location: Lee Hwy
Periodical Cicada Activity: saw first ones on Saturday the 8th, but Many are coming out the evening of the 9th (now).

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:13:40 PM
State: MD
County: PG
City: College Park
Location: University of Maryland
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw around 6 newly emerged nymphs, as well as several dozen to 100 holes in dirt nearby

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:01:52 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Vandegrift Avenue
Periodical Cicada Activity: They emerged tonight and are walking all over the ground.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Don’t remember much about them other than their numbers and the great noise they made at night.
Comments: I think their emergence is very exciting and quite fun! My daughter thinks they are so gross!

Monday, May 10, 2004 9:45:03 PM
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 7th an emergence at the base of our home (approx. 50). May 10th, too many shells throughout the yard to count with many more yet to emerge from mounds. The adults have disappeared quickly.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: In 1987,I lived in an area that was developed in 1971 but there was minor activity (zip 20854).
Comments: By what we’ve seen so far here in Silver Spring it appears there will be a major emergence. There has been already & the big day is yet to come.

Monday, May 10, 2004 9:31:49 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: Kings Park West neighborhood
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I was in college, but my Mom took a picture of my brother with about 25 “shells” on his t-shirt. 🙂
Comments: Just that today I saw a few shells…some lively colorful ones, and one that had not shed his shell yet and was at the surface of our mulch.

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 7:50:24 PM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: BROOKEVILLE
Periodical Cicada Activity: 2005/05/08 10:00 pm – soil temp at 4″ – 55 degrees. No cicadas emerging, but many holes in ground.

Monday, May 10, 2004 6:16:55 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Falls Church
Location: Corner of Crosswoods Drive and Willow Tree Lane
Periodical Cicada Activity: Found one nymph on Saturday May 1 and then another on Mother’s Day Sunday May 9.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Was not at this location in 1987, although I was in the Washington, DC metro area. Had an adult crawl up my pants in Baltmore. Yuk!

Monday, May 10, 2004 6:03:01 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Round Hill Rd near Viers Mill Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: First one I’ve seen since the 80’s
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Montgomery County was full of them–stupid bugs just fly into you like they don’t see you.

Monday, May 10, 2004 5:56:41 PM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: chevy chase
Location: Chevy Chase Club right next door
Periodical Cicada Activity: The bugs have come out of the holes in the back yard, have seen many adults with black wings and red eyes stuck on the side of our house. Seems that the birds are eating them.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Comments: uch!

Monday, May 10, 2004 5:35:36 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Fallsmead Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 9, 2004. Numerous holes in my backyard (in a neighborhood with lots of mature trees). Saw the holes a week ago, but now i am seeing the cicadas in their larval stage near the tops of the holes.

Monday, May 10, 2004 5:35:33 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Reston
Location: intersection of Soapstone Dr. and Glade Dr.
Periodical Cicada Activity: We saw our first 17 year cicada on May 6th, which seemed early. Just one, all by himself. About another dozen appeared today (5/10), and a coworker of mine says he heard them singing in Manasas, VA yesterday(5/9) evening.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: I wasn’t in Reston in 1987 but I’ve heard that they were here – lots of them.
Comments: The few I’ve seen so far are all white and wrinkled – none of them dried and hardened, they just came out and then died before they turned black. Maybe that’s normal for the early ones?

Monday, May 10, 2004 5:14:24 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Takoma Park
Location: Jecquie Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: Four castoff exoskeletons on the ground.
Monday, May 10, 2004 4:46:34 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Location: Ballston Mall
Comments: Found a dead adult on my front steps this morning. My first sighting of the season…

Monday, May 10, 2004 4:22:54 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Falls Church
Location: Merrifield
Periodical Cicada Activity: Brood X
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987:
Comments: 2 nymphs, still a bit gooey, were resting on blades of grass outside my apartment this morning. I could see a third being tossed into the air by a lucky robin.

Monday, May 10, 2004 4:21:29 PM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: Hyattsville
Location: 40th and Madison
Periodical Cicada Activity: First adult sighting (3 cicadas) Saturday 5/8/04. As of 5/10/04, about 10-12 adults and husks had been seen, including one in the process of morphing.

Monday, May 10, 2004 4:17:19 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: George Mason University
Periodical Cicada Activity: May 8, 2004 – Two spotted on bushes out with wings, about 100 nymphs peaking out of their holes.
Comments: It’s close

Monday, May 10, 2004 3:13:08 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Falls Church
Location: *****  Locust Street (how fitting)  (on the border of Arlington and City of Falls Church)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Noticed about 20 this morning in various stages – in protective covering and out. Saw two white ones.

Monday, May 10, 2004 2:54:03 PM
State: DC
City: Washington
Location:  NW
Periodical Cicada Activity: 3 nymphs molted in our side yard over the last week. Exo skeletos still present. Saw nymphs in 2 of 3 cases.

Monday, May 10, 2004 2:51:03 PM
State: MD
County: HOWARD
City: COLUMBIA
Location:  COLUMBIA, MD 21046
Periodical Cicada Activity: GROUND TEMP AT 8 TO 10 inches below surface is about 58 degrees F! Due to last evening’s heavy rainstorm, a lot of the holes seem to have filled in; at least I could not find holes where there were holes last week.
Comments: Have not seen any evidence of Cicadas themselves yet this year. I was up in Falling Waters, WV yesterday at a local farm. The soil temp there was approx. the same as it was here. There were no holes found around old trees, but perhaps that is due to spraying of the fields; it is a working farm.

Monday, May 10, 2004 2:26:41 PM
State: MD
County: Prince George’s
City: College Park
Location: Guilford and Harvard Rds, about 2 blocks off of Rt. One College Park
Periodical Cicada Activity: About a hundred newly emerged or emerging cicadas still drying their wings. About 300 exoskeletons in the street.
Comments: I know some folks just a few miles away that have not seen any yet, but I saw a ton this morning and am looking forward to more.

Monday, May 10, 2004 2:20:21 PM
State: DC
City: Washington
Location: Cathedral Ave. NW
Periodical Cicada Activity: saw none at 7am, saw dozens at 11am.

Monday, May 10, 2004 2:19:31 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Fairfax
Location: Roberts Road & Forest Ave.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw first one yesterday — Mother’s Day.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Very active — kids hated walking to school because they couldn’t avoid stepping on them. Had to pull them out of their hair and off clothing before going inside.

Monday, May 10, 2004 1:44:08 PM
State: VA
County:
City: Annandale
Location: near Braddock Elementary
Periodical Cicada Activity: went out in the yard, under the bushes and saw at least 100 holes with cicadas poking their heads out
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: was about 16 years old, don’t remember the cicadas themselves, I just remember the NOISE

Monday, May 10, 2004 1:32:16 PM
State: MD
Other_State:
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: (near Piney Branch Rd.)
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saturday morning 5/8: front yard laden with cidadas — nymphs, recently molted, and full adult. Nowhere else in neighborhood had emergence. My cicadas are precocious, I guess.

Monday, May 10, 2004 1:22:29 PM
State: MD
Other_State:
County: Prince George’s
City: Cheverly
Location: a block from the intersection of Crest Avenue and Forest Road.
Periodical Cicada Activity: The morning of 5/10/2004 about a dozen cicadas greeted me as they perched on my white doorpost–and each hung next to its dried-out shell. About an hour later, these early cicadas had flown off or flown to a different location on the doorpost, leaving their shells behind. So far I have not heard the loud sounds that characterize them. This is the beginning of their activity this year …
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: In 1970 in Potomac (Montgomery County), Maryland, my 12-year-old sister Liz filled a Mason jar with cicada shells and mailed the jar to my brother, who was stationed in Vietnam as a translator. He proudly displayed those cicada shells in his bunker for the entire year he served in Vietnam — and says he still has them.
In 1987, this same sister was by now a married woman, and she and her husband threw a delightful, cicada-themed party out doors — complete with a four- or five-foot papier mache cicada! (I can’t wait to see what she might do to mark the 2004 sightings!)
Comments: This Web site is a TERRIFIC idea! Thanks for putting it together!

Monday, May 10, 2004 12:36:41 PM
State: VA
County: Arlington
City: Arlington
Periodical Cicada Activity: Last night (May 9th) I noticed about 10 cicada nymphs getting ready to molt. By this morning (May 10th), I saw about 7-8 adult cicadas in my front yard.
Comments: I wasn’t living in Arlington in 1987, but I live in an old neighborhood, with no major construction in it for the last 20-30 years.

Monday, May 10, 2004 12:10:02 PM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Bethesda
Location: River Road and Western Avenue
Periodical Cicada Activity: Nymphs and Cicadas. I am freaked out and planning to leave the area.

Monday, May 10, 2004 12:06:35 PM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Lorton
Location: intersection of Silverbrook & Hooes Rd
Periodical Cicada Activity: The repair man said he has been watching for them, and this was the first one he had seen. S/He has just molted and was drying himself.

Comments: Here is a picture.

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:29:56 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Takoma Park
Location: Kennebec Ave. & Flower Ave.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw first adult cicada on Friday, May 7, on my porch. Haven’t seen any others since.

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:12:47 AM
State: DC
City: Washington
Location: 20015 – Near Intersection of Military Road and Nebraska Ave NW
Periodical Cicada Activity: about 20 of the husks attached to the exterior of my house (I usually see this every year). They cicadas I did see were still white and not mature yet.

Monday, May 10, 2004 11:08:30 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Takoma Park
Location: Intersection of Valley View Ave. and Willow Ave.
Periodical Cicada Activity: Grouping of aprox. 2 dozen – 9am Monday 5/10/04

Monday, May 10, 2004 10:51:42 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Takoma Park
Location: Houston Ave & Garland Ave
Periodical Cicada Activity: Saw four cicadas this morning. Three adults and one emerging adult.

Monday, May 10, 2004 9:51:09 AM
State: VA
City: Alexandria
Location: Peacock Ave.and Fairlington UMC
one adult each location

Monday, May 10, 2004 9:21:25 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Rockville
Location: Azalea Drive
Periodical Cicada Activity: On the morning of May 7th, we had about 6 cicadas in the our front garden of our townhouse (gets a lot of sun). On the morning of May 10th, they are starting to also emerge on the side garden, which gets a little less sun. They are crawling up on our hostas, daylilies and other shrubs. Some are also emerging by crawling up the bricking facing of the townhouse. Some squirrels are digging around the garden eating the grubs and newly emerged adults (some half eaten bugs laying around).
Comments: Since the cicadas are on both sides of our doorway, I feel a little trapped!

Monday, May 10, 2004 8:59:14 AM  WE NEED MORE INFO FROM CHARLES COUNTY
State: MD
County: Charles
City: Waldorf
Periodical Cicada Activity: Very loud! They are everywhere, bumping into our sliding glass door and laying on our deck.

Monday, May 10, 2004 8:51:52 AM
State: MD
County: montgomery
City: takoma park
Location: new hampshire and larch avenues
Periodical Cicada Activity: mild so far. only seen a handful.

Monday, May 10, 2004 5:37:58 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax (but other side of my yard is Loudon County)
City: Herndon
Location: Home located in Cuttermill subdivision. As noted above, this is at the end of the Fairfax County line–Loudon County begins at the other side of my backyard
Periodical Cicada Activity: On 5/9/04: noted several cicada holes in backyard underneath large trees–did not see cicadas but recognized holes from last emergence (have been in this home since 1985). Expect further sightings in next few days.
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Heavy infestation but at that time the land behind my home (the Loudon County portion) was at that time totally undeveloped and full of both trees and scrub brush. Several years ago all of this was bulldozed and the land was extensively overturned and new housing was built. This may impact the number of cicadas that will emerge this year.

Monday, May 10, 2004 1:57:26 AM
State: VA
County: Fairfax
City: Annandale
Location: Little River Turnpike and Ravensworth Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: We saw the first ones beginning to emerge around 12:15 a.m. tonight (May 10, 2004).
Periodical Cicada Activity 1987: Unfortunately, I don’t remember the details.
Comments: I have a few pictures, taken tonight, here: Waiting on Photos

Monday, May 10, 2004 12:54:51 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: Kemp Mill Elementary School
Periodical Cicada Activity: 2 adults on front porch 5/6; 4 skins 5/8, at least 12 nymphs emerging into adults 5/9. Approximately 8-10 cicada holes per square foot of lawn; about 30% with mud chimneys.
Comments: For some reason, the nymphs are all over the brick on the house but not on the 80-year old oak, poplar or maples. Our 7-year-old puts “lost” nymphs carefully on our larger trees, but I have not seen any yet on a tree that she didn’t put there.

Monday, May 10, 2004 12:38:14 AM
State: MD
County: Montgomery
City: Silver Spring
Location: Near Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road
Periodical Cicada Activity: I saw the first emerged nymphs this evening (5/9/04) on a walk. I saw about 5 of them on the street and sidewalk in the course of a walk of about 2 miles. Given that it was dark, I’m sure there were many in the grass, etc. that I couldn’t see.