BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The cicadas are coming!
In just some weeks, the cicada season will begin right here in Maryland and a few Baltimoreans are making ready to welcome them with some artwork.
“We’re about to be handled to one of the vital spectacular occasions on planet Earth!” stated Michael Raupp, a professor of entomology on the College of Maryland.
After 17 years in hibernation, the cicadas are coming.
Quickly, cicadas will rise up out of the bottom and look to perch on one thing vertical.
“That may very well be a tree, the aspect of the home, or in the event you’re standing nonetheless, it may very well be you,” Raupp stated.
These winged singers are loud however are available peace.
“Singing their coronary heart out. Cicadas don’t chunk, cicadas don’t sting, cicadas don’t fly away with canine and young children,” Raupp stated.
Michael Bowman, an area artist, is celebrating their arrival by making plaster cicada sculptures.
He’s beginning out with 100 sculptures
“To place them in public locations so all people can take pleasure in them!” he stated.
A map will mark their spots.
“We wish individuals to discover our metropolis and discover the entire little corners and all of the little hidden bugs!” Bowman stated.
Every might be a bug of magnificence for each the cicadas and Baltimore residents to take pleasure in.
“I believed we’d all want one thing, similar to the cicadas, once we all emerge from an extended interval of darkness, to have one thing lovely to take a look at,” Bowman stated.