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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Animals sing the songs of their people


Last updated 4/16/2021 at 9:52am

We all have a voice, and for good, bad or weird animals do too.

NPR’s Madeline Sofia talked March 25 to U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Sammy Ramsey about cicadas because the annual cicada hatch is coming up soon, and this should be a big year — a big, noisy year, even for the notoriously noisy insect.

Cicadas, Ramsey said, come in 23 different broods, or types, that hatch every 13 or 17 years, depending on the particular type of cicada.

Brood X, which stands for 10, is the largest brood that is on a 17-year cycle and it’s fixing to hatch across 15 states in late April...

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