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Seminar: “Cicadas Return” with Steve Murphree

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Multitudes of them have been ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for 13 years, feeding on tree root sap beneath our yards and forests. A late spring surprise awaits those who are too young to remember when they emerged in 2011 or have moved to Tennessee from western states… An anything but subtle addition to the familiar sights and sounds of spring will be the emergence of Brood XIX of the periodical cicadas.” Excerpted from the upcoming March/April issue of the Tennessee Conservationist.

Steve Murphree is a Professor of Biology at Belmont University who specializes in Entomology and Ecology Research. He is a frequent contributor of articles about arthropods to the Tennessee Conservationist and has been interviewed about insects by local print, radio and television media. Since coming to Belmont, he has visited many classrooms in middle Tennessee to give insect/spider presentations, and has taught summer insect day camps for children (Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies).  He assists staff members at local nature centers/events in educating about insects and teaches many of the Insect classes with the Tennessee Naturalist Program.

Seminars are held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Central Time (7:30 p.m. Eastern Time) and last about one hour. All members and potential members are welcome to join the meeting. The link to join this seminar is:


March 19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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