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918 West Main Street - Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Information: 262-248-4416
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Join us for a fascinating day in Lake Geneva, where we will delve into the rich history and science of periodical cicadas, a region with one of the longest and most well-documented cicada activities in Wisconsin.

This event is hosted by Visit Lake Geneva, the Lake Geneva Public Library, the City of Lake Geneva, the City of Lake Geneva Avian Committee, and the UW-Madison Entomology Department, featuring PJ Liesch and Russell Groves.Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of periodical cicadas in Lake Geneva!

Tours of Maple Park Historic District:

Discover the historic Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1837 and undisturbed since 1977, making it an ideal cicada habitat. Guided 45-minute walking tours, led by UW faculty and staff, will depart at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m., covering approximately one mile on level terrain. Sign up upon arrival at the Lake Geneva Public Library.

Cicada Presentation:

At 3:30 p.m. in Library Park, PJ Liesch and Dr. Dan Young from UW-Madison will present on cicada basics and provide an up-close look at periodical cicadas. Inside the Lake Geneva Public Library, visitors can browse a curated display of books and resources on cicadas.