Get Ready For A Massive Swarm Of Cicadas To Invade Parts Of Ohio This Spring
They lurk beneath the trees—underground and out of sight—awaiting the perfect, warm spring night. They arrive in swarms, crawling up out of the earth in billions. They sing a loud, distinct song.
Cicadas in Ohio are impossible to ignore, especially when they arrive in 17-year swarms. If you don’t remember the last cicada swarm Ohio experienced, this year is your chance to see what it’s like. A specific brood of cicadas are predicted to emerge in a handful of Ohio counties this spring. Check it out:
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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