If the periodical cicadas are on time, we should hear the first of them a month from today. Be the first to report them in your area by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help the national periodical cicada survey by reporting your sightings to Magicicada.Org where you can also read more about Periodical Cicada Brood III, including a report from the previous emergence in 1997.
See the last issue of Horticulture and Home Pest News for Iowa information.
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