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Historic Silver Spring B&O Station Free Open House
February 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Backyard Science – exploring the environment around you
The Brood X 17-Year Periodical Cicadas of 2021 in Montgomery County: A Look Back at What was Experienced & Learned
Speaker: Clarence Hickey, who portrays 19th century Rockville Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet at Montgomery History’s Stonestreet Museum.
The 17-year periodical cicadas emerged with great gusto in Montgomery County and the DC area, during the spring of 2021. Mr. Hickey participated in a citizen science program, using his smartphone in his backyard, to help university scientists of the Cicada Safari program to study and map the distribution of Brood X. Program visitors can examine some of the insect specimens collected from his yard.
NOTE: If winter weather threatens cancellation, phone 301-495-4915 or see MPI Facebook
During MPI Open Houses, Anyone inside the building must wear a Mask in consideration for vulnerable patrons and staff of All Ages. Outdoors, Masking is optional.
This Station is a Montgomery County Historic Site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Montgomery Preservation, Inc.