What’s the buzz about? The cicadas are coming
The cicadas (suh·kei·duhz) are coming! That’s the talk around the country. Cicada Brood X is expected to emerge across several states in the U.S. this year after 17 years living underground. Brood X is one of the largest and most broadly distributed groups of periodical cicadas. What does it mean for Northeast Wisconsin? Resident insect and spider expert Mike Draney says Northeast Wisconsin will likely not see much of a change from years past, while Brood X will emerge across a large portion of the eastern United States this summer, spanning 15 states from Georgia all the way to eastern Illinois and Indiana. Draney will appear on Fox 11 on Thursday, May 13 to talk about the emergence. In the south and east, this will be a bonanza for predators, including copperhead snakes, as well as birds, squirrels, bats, wasps, spiders and other insects.