NEBRASKAland July 2016

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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The Long Wait By Alex Wiles Last summer parts of Nebraska experienced one of nature's most fascinating phenomena – the emergence of periodical cicadas, commonly known as 17-year cicadas. This is their unique story. 30 NEBRASKAland • JULY 2016 A 17-year cicada is shown on a leaf on private land near the Platte River in Sarpy County.

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