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No Brood XIII Magicicadas In Southern Michigan.

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No Brood XIII Magicicadas In Southern Michigan.

Well, it looks like Thomas Moore was right. I woke up this morning at 6:30 am with every intention of proving him wrong. I mean surely there has to be at least a small patch of Brood XIII magicicadas in Southern Michigan right? Alas that's a big fat NO! people. After searching high and low all along Michigan's Southern Route 12 heading west towards Illinois, I was unsuccessful in finding a single sign of Brood XIII in Michigan. I mean, no mud chimneys, no exuvia, no nymphs, no calling NOTHING!!

Starting in Southeastern Michigan and working my way west along Route 12, below is a breakdown of the areas visited adn were marked as negative:

  • Sturgis
  • Klinger Lake, White Pigeon
  • Vandalia
  • Cassopolis
  • Edwardsburg
  • Niles
  • Galien
  • New Buffalo
  • New Troy
  • Sawyer
  • Harbert

I visited several cemeteries and nature preserves without any luck of finding anything in Michigan. I have to continue on west so I cannot spend another day searching southern Michigan. Maybe my luck will change tomorrow as I head west to Indiana.

Brood XIII Periodical Cicada Distribution Map for May 30 and May 31, 2007

To give you an idea of the thorough job I did, click here to view the Brood XIII Periodical Cicada distribution map for this day. All the yellow pips indicate where I went and all the negative records that I logged.

Date Posted: 2007-05-31 Comments: (0) Show CommentsHide Comments


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