April 28, 2004

prepping for the buzzing

This year, Brood X will be descending upon the Eastern United States. There are fifteen broods of cicadas that are currently tracked that have 13 or 17-year hibernation cycles. I was here in 1998 when brood XIX came out... and it was haywire. Now that I'm in a real house (was in apartment back then...) I'll have to think about making sure my plants don't die.

Luckily, the next time a 13- and 17-year cycle happen simultaneously in Tennessee will be 2076, 2089 and 2093. I probably won't be able to hear them when I'm over 106.

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