DOUG JOHNSON

Environment
4:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

[Update: Audio Added] 13-Year Cicadas Serenade Parts of Western Kentucky

Cicadas in Murray, KY
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've added Allison Crawford's conversation with University of Kentucky Entomologist Doug Johnson, which aired on Sounds Good May 28, 2015  

Cicada song is strong across the region this year as a brood of cicadas emerges after 13 years of sucking sap from tree roots.

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Environment
4:19 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Mild Winter Good For Bugs?

University of Kentucky

We are in our first extended cold snap of 2012 following a warm couple of months. While the cold weather means layering your clothing to keep warm, it also to some has historically been a predictor for a normal spring insect population.   Entomologist Doug Johnson from the University of Kentucky's Extension office in Princeton digs into details of insect population predictors and their coping strategies during the cold months.