The Periodical Cicada: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

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Sunday, April 14th, 2024
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Please join West Cook Wild Ones for "The Periodical Cicada: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You" with Dr. Fredric Miller, a Senior Scientist at The Morton Arboretum on Sunday, April 14 2024 at 2:30 pm (Central Time).

2024 will be a unique year as the 17-year periodical cicada will be emerging throughout northern Illinois. This is a short, but very interesting entomological event worth enjoying. In this presentation we will discuss the fascinating biology and feeding habits of the periodical cicada, egg laying preferences, susceptible woody plant species, and potential for damage to young trees and shrubs, and natural pruning of mature trees. Practical management methods will be presented for both members of the green industry and homeowners

Dr. Fredric Miller is Senior Scientist - Entomology at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois and currently serves as the acting Illinois DNR Forest Health specialist. 

He received his B.S.F. in Forest Management from the University of Missouri, a M.S. in Forest Entomology from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Urban Forest Entomology, with a minor in Plant Pathology, from Iowa State University.

His applied research focuses on insect pests, pathogens, and abiotic factors affecting urban and rural forests, and EAB population dynamics. He is actively involved with the Illinois chapter (IAA) of the ISA and the National Walnut Council (NWC).

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