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Emergence Convergence Festival

Event Type
Exhibition
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey Insect Collection
Location
Multiple
Date
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 3, 2024   All Day
Contact
Tommy McElrath
E-Mail
tcm@illinois.edu
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Screaming cicada enthusiasts unite! We're looking to get together multiple times June 1st-June 3rd to observe, do science, and marvel at the mass emergence of Magicicada 13-year Brood XIX, which is the largest of all periodical cicada broods, and 17-year Brood XIII.

June 1st - Brood XIX at Allerton Park & Retreat Center (515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856) 10am-4pm
  • limited number of spaces to hear local cicada expert Katie Dana speak about Magicicadas.
  • look for Massospora-infected cicadas and contribute to our iNaturalist project
  • sample cicada-based cuisine created by local chefs (pending)
  • Scream-like-a-Cicada Contest (Time TBD)
  • displays from the INHS Insect Collection
June 2nd - Brood XIII meet-up at Nachusa Grasslands (2075 Lowden Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031) 10am-4pm
  • 10 am | Presentation with Dr. Katie Dana on cicada emergence
  • 10:30 am - 3 pm | Science stations with Illinois Natural History Survey, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, U of I Entomology Grad Students
  • 1 pm | Guided hike starting from Visitor's Center
June 3rd - INHS Insect Collection Open House Cicada Extravaganza at Natural Resources Building (607 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820) 9am-5pm
  • see the INHS Cicada collection and more!
  • Behind the scenes tours of the INHS Insect Collection
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