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Serenading Cicadas! Beaver County Will Erupt With Up To 1.5 Million Per Acre in May

Landscape designer Amy Thurrott of Gumpf Gardens in Chippewa Township remembers reviewing landscape plans with a Brighton Township homeowner 17 years ago for one unusual aspect: as the two of them walked the property, they crunched scores of dead cicada exoskeletons underfoot. “The dead bodies were like mulch,” said Thurott, who is also Gumpf’s vice…

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Sandra Donovan
Sandra Donovan
Sandra Fischione Donovan is a contributing reporter. She previously spent 17 years as a reporter and editor with the Beaver County and Allegheny Times and another dozen years as a freelancer for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She has won local and state journalism awards. A graduate of Penn State University Park, she also holds a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

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