Buzz Kill

One of the joys of being the resident entomologist in my family and circle of friends is that I frequently receive “What’s this bug?” texts [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:55+00:00September 18th, 2014|

Urban Cicada Safari

On September 2, as the 9-5ers emptied out of downtown Raleigh, we gathered near the State Legislature Building to embark on an urban insect adventure. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:56+00:00September 12th, 2014|

Send Us Your Dead Cicadas!

Periodical cicadas are emerging in several locations throughout the South and Midwest this summer: Louisiana, Mississippi Ohio, Kentucky Iowa, Illinois AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:05+00:00May 29th, 2014|

Going on a Cicada Hunt

Last Thursday, cicada expert Dr. Chris Simon dropped by the Daily Planet Theatre at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to talk about periodical cicadas. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:26+00:00May 28th, 2013|

Carpe Cicada!

As a kid, I never could sleep well on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of Santa’s visit  (and the pile of wrapped presents he [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:27+00:00May 7th, 2013|