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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 XIII 2007 - Mapping Continues

June 5, 2007 - More Distribution Mapping in the Springfield Area Today started out like yesterday with me trying to find a point where there were positive records and working from there. I spent the whole day alone and just driving around noting positive and negative data points. I didn't do much in the way of taking pictures and movies. I basically did a series of driving for 4 minutes, stopping, take a positive or negative data point and just moved on. I started in Athens, IL and ended up at

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Date Posted: 2007-06-05 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 - June 4th, 2007

Brood XIII 2007 - Journal for June 4th, 2007 "Start with a Positive Record and End with a Positive Record." - That was John Cooley's credo. It is always important to start every distribution mapping project with an already known point that has a positive record of Magicicadas and just go from there. It is also as equally important to end with a positive record for the same reason. Then it is just a matter of surveying the areas in-between these two points. Ordinarily, latitude and longitudinal readings should be taken with a GPS every 10t

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Date Posted: 2007-06-04 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII Time to Say Goodbye

Jubilee College State Park Well, today is the day that I need to leave Joe Green and Roy Troutman. I have a long drive ahead to hopefully hook up with John Cooley, David Marshall and Kathy Hill. I was up early, which was kind of on the cool side. Joe met me outside in the parking lot of the hotel and we said our good byes. Joe was nice enough to loan me several books on Cicadas which to this day, I still haven't been able to send back to him. Hopefully, I will get them to him very soon. Its tough parting with such good i

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Date Posted: 2007-06-03 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 - Tons of Fun!

Brood XIII 2007 Tons of Fun Hi everyone, sorry I'm so late with the updates but there has been so much stuff going on that at the end of each day, I'm too tired to write anything. But I know that I am only making things worse for myself, because the longer I wait with the updates the more difficult it will be to get them done because I will fall farther and farther behind. Not to mention all the data and photos need to be arranged in such a way that makes sense for you. Suffice it to say, tons of interesting work is going

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Date Posted: 2007-06-02 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII Found in Indiana!

Brood XIII Found in Indiana! Well, it took quite a while and I had to go a long way "off the beatin' path" as it were but I did manage to have some success in finding Brood XIII in Indiana. I'm sorry but there are only 3 positive records, for some reason, time was of the essence so I really didn't note negative data points but I should have!! I stopped at a ton of places but neglected to record the negatives and I only got three positive sightings for Indiana. I found a small park many miles outside Valparaiso,

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Date Posted: 2007-06-01 Comments: (0)

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