Cicada Mania

June 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Brookside Gardens is Protecting Select Trees from Cicadas

Depending on where you live, you’ve probably seen your share of cicadas by now. At Brookside Gardens, they’re not hard to see or hear. Plants Collections Manager Phil Normandy has worked at the popular Wheaton destination  for the past 42 years where he’s witnessed the last three cicadas invasions. He says Brookside Gardens had to […]

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June 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Students Cook Cicadas for First Time: ‘It’s Probably Something We Should Just Try Out’

Brood X cicadas have returned after 17 years, and Maryland is the epicenter for the swarms. MyMCM joined two college students from Montgomery County who are seeing the creatures for the first time – that they can remember – and who were set on having the “full” experience. Natalie Hays, an incoming sophomore at the […]

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June 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La FDA Advierte sobre Comer Cigarras si Tiene Alergias a los Mariscos

Muchos residentes de Maryland se han dado el gusto de comer cigarras o chicharras llenas de proteínas. Sin embargo, algunas personas deberían pensarlo dos veces antes de disfrutar de uno de los insectos comestibles y crujientes que surgen del suelo cada 17 años. “¡Sí! ¡Tenemos que decirlo!”, Tuiteó la FDA el miércoles. “No coma #cicadas […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have to say it!,” the FDA tweeted on Wednesday. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects […]

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June 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

TV’s ‘Diva Chef’ Demonstrates How to Make a Cicada Feast at Home

TV celebrity chef Elise Harris, known as “The Diva Chef”, is taking full advantage of the cicada season that happens once every 17 years. Harris, a nutrition and fitness coach who competed on Hell’s Kitchen, invited MyMCM to watch and learn the best ways to prepare the cicadas at home and explained some of the […]

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May 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Swarmageddon: Local Expert Answers Questions About Cicadas

By now, many residents have likely witnessed swarms of cicadas throughout Montgomery County. The amount of creepy crawlers you’ve seen – and heard – depends on what part of the county you reside. MyMCM reached out to a local bug expert for answers to some basic questions about cicadas. Montgomery Parks Senior Natural Resources Specialist […]

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May 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Sweet It Is: Gaithersburg Candy Company Selling Chocolate Covered Cicadas

For many, the idea of eating a cicada might not be the most appetizing thing in the world. But add some chocolate into the mix and now you’re talking. Chouquette, a candy company in Gaithersburg, is now making the ultimate chocolate treat worth indulging in every 17 years. And it’s created quite a buzz. In […]

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May 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicadas Emerge as Temperatures Warm: ‘They Just Don’t Look Like Anything Else That We Have’

Brood X cicadas are emerging as temperatures warm. Full emergence in the Washington region is starting, Capital Weather Gang reported. MyMCM visited Lake Needwood in Derwood to speak with park-goers about their experiences with the cicadas so far this cycle. They emerge when soil temperatures hit 64 degrees Fahrenheit. After the millions of creatures die […]

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May 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

Photos: Cicada Emerging from Shell in Potomac

As millions of cicadas are emerging from the earth, MyMCM found one cicada in Potomac shedding its shell. Take a look at these cool photos: And here’s a video of the cicada—finally free from its shell. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) Related Post: MoCo’s Most Famous: ‘The Bug Guy’ […]

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May 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: ‘The Bug Guy’ Talks Cicadas

The much talked-about and written-about Brood X cicadas have started to arrive, showing up on trees and in backyards. Millions more are expected to emerge from their 17-year long slumber in the coming days. Central Maryland is expected to be the epicenter of the madness meaning that Montgomery County could be ground zero for cicadas. […]

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