Cicadas brood X

June 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Brood X Fade Away, But Cicada Jewelry is Forever

As Brood X cicadas die, one artist in North Bethesda is transforming their corpses and shells into pieces of jewelry. Dennis Ray, owner of Nature’s Creations which operates in North Bethesda, has been making and selling botanical jewelry and natural art for more than 40 years. He discovered his craft at the recently demolished Woodward High School in the late 70s, through an art project he had in a chemistry class. Since then, Ray […]

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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Style Brood X: Cicadas Sprinkled with Old Bay Seasoning

The same candy organization that is bringing you chocolate covered cicadas, is also seasoning its cicadas with a spice that’s especially close to a Marylander’s heart—Old Bay. Sarah Dwyer, who owns the Gaithersburg-based Chouquette, has received hundreds of orders from around the world for her chocolate covered cicadas. The cicadas are frozen, boiled, air fried […]

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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 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 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 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Central Maryland is ‘Epicenter’ for ‘The Cicada Summer and Brood X’

Residents can expect to see millions of cicadas emerging sometime this month. They’ve been underground for the past 17 years. The last time this brood of creepy crawlers visited us was 2004. “We are in the epicenter here in central Maryland for the cicada summer and Brood X,” said Montgomery Parks Nature Center Manager Angela […]

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