We received so many questions during the run of our Brood X podcast, that we had to invite Dr. Kritsky back for a live Q&A session with Cory Sharber. Listen above, wherever you pod, or check out the video below.
As our podcast series concludes and our cicada friends begin their new 17-year cycle, Dr. Gene Kritsky from Mount St. Joseph University talks about the success of the Brood X crowd sourcing effort and the Cicada Safari app.
Brood X, as you might be hearing, has emerged and they are looking to do the one thing they've been waiting 17 years to do – mate! The loud buzzing is the cicadas' way of saying "what's your sign" in a crowded bar, but it's not all fun and games this year.
Human beings have been fascinated with cicadas for generations. These visitors have spurred stories, symbols and artifacts because of their rare appearances, one-of-a-kind look, and their song of love.
Our expert, Dr. Gene Kritsky, has devoted a great deal of his professional life to the study of cicadas. But who studied them before him? How did early scientists study these periodical emergences? And is crowd sourcing a new concept in cicada studies?