Oh, the marvels of Mother Nature – each creature doing as its DNA instructs, at its own pace. Mosquitoes live for days. Cicadas, on the other hand… "This is a oddity of nature that we only get to see once every 17 years," Rutgers University entomologist Dr. George Hamilton told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. As CBS2’s Lou Young explained last month, scientists are tracking 15 different broods of periodic cicadas. Hamilton said brood number two was born in 1996, and billions of the red-eyed, giant sluggish bugs are digging out of their 17-year slumber, just in time to make the Memorial Day weekend a noisy one.
/ / / Cicadas Return To New Jersey After 17 Years Just In Time For Memorial Day