The periodical cicadas (Magicicada) of eastern North America are unusual for their combination of long life cycles, mass emergence, and periodicity.

Why no social media?

I’ve been asked a number of times why I have no social media presence for the Magicicada project. The answer is simple: Social media has changed, and many of the most common platforms host advertising or have feed algorithms that I have no control over. Because is an educational and informational site, I want to maintain quality control. I’m looking into options, but for now my only outward-facing social media part of the cicada project is this blog.