Cicadas: What You Need to Know

Thursday, May 23, 2024

As summer approaches and the cicadas return, the Naperville Park District wants to inform the community of the insect whose singing is synonymous with summertime. A large emergence of Periodical Cicadas has returned after spending 17 years underground. If you're curious about the insect itself and would like to learn more, read the Knoch Knolls Nature Center's most recent blog post here and view images of what you may see in your own backyard and beyond: https://www.napervilleparks.org/news/thecicadaswillbeheresoon

Additionally, young trees may be affected by cicadas. If you're seeking to understand how trees may be affected, our friends at The Morton Arboretum shared some great information on their website: https://mortonarb.org/news/expert-tips-for-protecting-trees-from-cicadas/