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The 17 Year Itch- the emergence of Brood X Cicadas in parts of the Eastern U.S.

September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. David Manuwal, who has studied birds in the western US for over 60 years, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, September 13 virtual meeting of the Flathead Audubon Society at 7 PM. (See below
for how to join the Zoom meeting.) Cicadas are large insects that occur all over the United States but there are only 5 species in Montana., but many more in the eastern part of the country. Dave visited Indiana in June and was able to experience this impressive emergence first-hand.

He will talk about what he observed, the natural history of cicadas and the impact of birds on cicadas.
He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master’s degree working with Dick Taber at the University of Montana in 1968. He received a PhD studying marine birds at UCLA in 1972. Dave taught and conducted
bird research for 41 years at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. After retiring in 2013 as Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Science, he is now an affiliate professor at UM. He resides in Kalispell with his wife Naomi.

For information on how to access the ZOOM meeting, email, info@flatheadaudubon.org or fill out the contact us form.


September 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Dave Manuwal