This Spring, Millions Of Cicadas Are Set To Emerge In Kentucky After 17 Years Underground

If you read the title of this article and immediately started to hear that familiar cicada hiss, then chances are you remember what things were like 17 years ago. It’s hard to believe that the Brood X cicadas last took over our yards in 2004, but this spring they will return and we will likely see millions, perhaps even billions of cicadas in Kentucky. Mark your calendar now and prepare for cicada mania to take over the Bluegrass State.

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It’s only a few weeks every 17 years – we can handle that. But you definitely do not want to be surprised when these critters show up everywhere, so get ready for plenty of cicadas in Kentucky. How do you feel about cicadas? Share your favorite cicada story with us in the comments.

And if you want to learn even more about the Brood X variety, you can read up on them here.

If you happen to be an insect lover, you’ll definitely want to check out the Idlewild Butterfly Farm this summer.

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