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Title: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 02, 2020, 12:25:04 PM
http://magicicada.org/magicicada/brood_09/

Periodical cicada Brood IX (9) will emerge in the spring of 2020 in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The last time this brood emerged was in 2003.

https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/brood-ix-9-will-emerge-in-2020-in-north-carolina-virginia-and-west-virginia/

Virginia municipalities: Blacksburg, Bland, Callands, Christiansburg, Covington, Dry Pond, Ferrum, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, and more.

Virginia counties: Allegheny, Bland, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke.

North Carolina municipalities: Chestnut Hill, Ennice, Francisco, Hays, Kernersville, McGrady, Millers Creek, Mt Airy, North
Wilkesboro, Purlear, Thurmond, Westfield, and more.

North Carolina counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 09, 2020, 20:34:05 PM
Just found and am checking out Cicada Safari App for reporting sightings

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cicada-safari/id1446471492


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Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 10, 2020, 12:22:29 PM
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Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: driver on May 11, 2020, 20:41:21 PM
That 30 in North of Durham is about where I'm at, might explain the 2 I have seen.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Dougfish on May 11, 2020, 20:43:04 PM
I thought you were one of the reporters.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: driver on May 12, 2020, 06:13:40 AM
Nope I just got the app last night when you told me about it.

The thing I dislike about this app is there is no logging of dates on our end. You click o  a report and all you get is a picture, no data.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on May 12, 2020, 09:28:04 AM
Forget the Cicada app!!!  This the app is for you dipsomaniacs; it is the only one a tippler will ever need.
 
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibeer-drink-from-your-phone/id475905823

F*ck an app!!!!!  And reminds me of a true story.

My wife and I were enjoying a free meal at The Inn on the Virginia Tech Campus.  It was my 30-year service celebration and the Virginia taxpayers were picking up the tab.  Seated randomly with others awarded for their service to the university, the topic of retirement arose.  A very personable female professor asked if I had plans for retirement.  I quickly revealed my plans to perhaps learn the Appalachian trees and wildflowers with my extra leisure, skills I should have mastered earlier in life.  The prof informed the table there were wonderful apps for the identification of local trees and wildflowers.  My wife busted a gut laughing.  Obvious questions followed, and I was provided a textbook opportunity to leap on the soapbox.  Expressing the virtues of bound field guides morphed into the evils of GPS, and technology in general, and how most students could no longer navigate a paper map and were in a complete fog when it came to cardinal directions  --- no need to even ask about ordinal points!  My insight on my quickly approaching retirement was confirmed.  Reading the eyes at the table, I knew they were ready for such a prick be put out to pasture.  The wife was affable; she'd heard this bullshit many times.

And again, f*ck an app!!!!

If the cicada hit Moomaw again, my bass boat is available – daily rental and valid Virginia boating license required, and no alcohol beverages allowed on the USS LeRoy --  ganja ok. 
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Onslow on May 12, 2020, 10:30:10 AM
Thought the hatch was supposed to be in North Western North Carolina, not Durham County. 

Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 12, 2020, 12:20:30 PM
Quote from: Onslow on May 12, 2020, 10:30:10 AMThought the hatch was supposed to be in North Western North Carolina, not Durham County. 



I selected that area of the map for Jason, there are some sightings in Wilksboro / Mt Airy too...
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Dougfish on May 12, 2020, 13:46:22 PM
Did a loop around Philpott Lake this AM. Not a cicada was seen or heard.
Out of 9 ramps, I found 5 open. The ramps were not busy. And lake levels look good.

On the north side:
Twin Ridges, a fine modern double ramp about a third of the way up the lake.
Jamison Mill, an older ramp further up the lake for shallow draft boats only. If the lake goes down, it could be rendered useless.
Ryan's Draft, a single ramp a little further up the lake near the intersection of the Smith and Runnet Bag arms.
I can be to any of these in an hour. But all of these roads are narrow, twisty and up and down.
A truck can put you into a ditch, quick-like.

On the south side:
Runnett Bag, a sleepy, single ramp at the end of a steep twisting road. Meh. A good place to have your vehicle fucked with?
Philpott Dam Marina, a modern double ramp with lots of parking.
These two are on opposite ends of the lake.
The only one of these 5 with a fee is the Marina, but they are not collecting it at this time.

The ramps that are in parks are all closed, as well as the parks themselves.
Goose Point and Bowen's Creek on the south shore. Horseshoe Point and Salthouse Branch on the north. All of that could change in the first or second phase of reopening.
Now the bugs need to cooperate.  :Dance 
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Al on May 12, 2020, 19:19:41 PM
Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on May 12, 2020, 09:28:04 AMIf the cicada hit Moomaw again, my bass boat is available – daily rental and valid Virginia boating license required, and no alcohol beverages allowed on the USS LeRoy --  ganja ok. 


Hey Muddy - If the Cicada show up I will take you up on that invitation. I'll even swap you a signed copy of my book which should be out in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Dougfish on May 12, 2020, 19:21:36 PM
Now that's a boatload of ....! <-;:  :cheers  -+;
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: RiverbumCO on May 12, 2020, 20:37:19 PM
Talked to gray-bay-bay the other night. Soil temps need to be 62-65 for a hatch. NW NC and SWVA were around 55-59. I don't think the bugs are up yet.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: RiverbumCO on May 18, 2020, 18:47:13 PM
Walked out on my patio earlier and there was a periodic cicada. Just one. I saved it.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 18, 2020, 19:41:31 PM
Quote from: RiverbumCO on May 18, 2020, 18:47:13 PMWalked out on my patio earlier and there was a periodic cicada. Just one. I saved it.

Taste like chicken!
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Fin on May 19, 2020, 07:11:12 AM
I'm wondering what impact this major rain event will have on Brood IX?  When I left the house this morning there were a number of nymphs hanging out in the undergrowth and crawling around on my sidewalk.  I would think all this rain would make it difficult to emerge successfully as an adult.   
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 19, 2020, 09:49:45 AM
Just wanted t mention that they were singing there song up on the ridge along the Smith River railroad tracks
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Onslow on May 22, 2020, 07:29:41 AM
The woods are loud at Arbor Grove Ch Rd in Wilkes County.  Great timing!
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: RiverbumCO on May 22, 2020, 16:47:54 PM
Kerr Scott reservoir?
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Onslow on May 22, 2020, 16:54:48 PM
Quote from: RiverbumCO on May 22, 2020, 16:47:54 PMKerr Scott reservoir?

Some random jobsite about 15 miles away from Kerr Scott.  Saw some north of Mt. Airy a few days back.  This morning's noise was the real deal.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: driver on May 22, 2020, 21:40:32 PM
I heard a couple Brood XIX calling today in Chapel Hill. It's crazy the amount of Brood XIX I've seen. 4 years early.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Al on May 24, 2020, 12:19:36 PM
I am at my cabin behind the Bassett High School. Saw this on the post holding up front porch. Only one I have seen so far. Don't hear any but they have to be real loud for me to hear them
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Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 24, 2020, 17:36:00 PM
Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52793339


Article says up to 1.5 million per acre! :o
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 07, 2021, 15:49:11 PM
Brood X  d:b  d:b  d:b

http://magicicada.org/magicicada/brood_10/

North Carolina counties: Cherokee, Surry, Wilkes

Virginia counties: Arlington, Clarke, County, Dulles Smithsonian National Aircraft and Space Museum, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren, Winchester

https://vimeo.com/68186784
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Big J on January 07, 2021, 16:13:13 PM
Amazing what 7 years could do.  Grayson's feet looked good pre gout
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Dougfish on January 07, 2021, 16:22:27 PM
The Bum has his reel spooled up the proper way.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Dougfish on January 07, 2021, 16:45:23 PM
Another resource.

https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/broods/brood-x/ (https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/broods/brood-x/)
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: RiverbumCO on January 07, 2021, 20:32:45 PM
I still have that rod, reel, line and the rod Grayson is fishing.
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 09, 2021, 12:26:45 PM
https://www.brfff.com/forum/index.php?topic=11226.msg89892#msg89892

Just reminiscing
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 04, 2021, 10:00:35 AM
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will there be cicada in your county?
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: bmadd on March 04, 2021, 14:50:54 PM
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will there be cicada in your county?

Counting down the seconds to 2028 👀
Title: Re: unlimited cicada hatch
Post by: troutrus on April 03, 2021, 04:22:30 AM
"Only the males sing and they sing for sex,"

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/brood-x-cicadas-coming-first-time-17-years-185812980.html