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The Cicada Missions news category contains articles that involve travel to do work with other researchers and colleagues or to expand knowledge of distribution of cicada species around New England and other parts of the United States. Articles usually involve overnight stays in a location for a particular research subject.

Brood XIIII 2007 Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Brood XIII Survey Last night was the first night I slept in a real bed for a week. It was shear bliss. I also stopped at a Chinese restaurant and had myself a great meal. It sure beat hamburgers and hot dogs and sandwiches out of a cooler. Now I'm rested and ready to go. This will be my last full day of distribution mapping. First Stop, Cedar Valley Nature Trail I arrived from the hotel to Cedar Valley Nature Trail at 8:18 am. Unfortunately this was a negative data point for me. But Cedar Valley Nature trail is

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Date Posted: 2007-06-11 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 Iowa Survey

Off To Iowa for More Periodical Cicada Research! I woke up early in the morning today because I needed to pack up my car. Everyone was still asleep. It took me a few hours to get everything packed up. I don't suspect I will be camping any more during this trip. I will probably stay in a hotel once I get to Iowa. I said goodbye to everyone. John gave me some last minute instructions then I gassed up and hit the highway pretty early in the morning. Arrival at Coralville Lake in Iowa Well not really, I was actually a few miles south of Coralvi

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Date Posted: 2007-06-10 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 June 9th

Final Day of Periodical Cicada Research Well time is really getting on. I can't believe I have been away and out of work since May 30th studying Periodical Cicadas! If there was a way I could make money doing this, I'd surely give up the regular 9 - 5 job. I have learned so much and have met some really great people. The US Navy guys have been here for a little over a week and this apparently will be their last day. We continued on with the experiments however just to get the all-important data. Huge and Loud Aggregation of M

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Date Posted: 2007-06-09 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 - June 8th

Brood XIII 2007 Survey Today started out very sunny but cool. I noticed that a lot of the M. cassini seemed to like to gather themselves low to the ground in order to get warm. Their black bodies absorb the heat from the sunlight so that they can warm up enough to start calling. You can see that this small group of M. cassini are pretty low to the ground because that is where the sun is in the morning. The great folks at Jubilee College State park where we were camping have allowed UC Storrs to set up a series of sta

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Date Posted: 2007-06-08 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 - June 7th

Your Tax Dollars at Work - Working with the US Navy We met up with two researchers from the US Navy. They were given permission to set up their equipment in this rickety old barn with a dirt floor on a couple of work horses covered with plywood by the rangers at Jubilee College State Park. We were at the back of the park headquarters away from the general public. They had all kinds of measuring equipment which took them a very long time to set up. Time to Get Some Volunteers (Specimens) for the Experiments. While the researchers

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Date Posted: 2007-06-07 Comments: (2)

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