Join Cicada Safari and help to map periodical cicadas It is simple to join the Cicada Safari. When you start the app you will be prompted to enable your phone to record the date and location of where you took your cicada photograph. The photograph is a voucher specimen that confirms you saw a cicada, helps researchers identify its species, and the date and location of you photograph helps us map your observation. Then go on an expedition to find cicadas. When you hear their calls, try to find an adult cicada. Take a sharp close up photograph and submit it for verification and mapping. Enjoy the quest and help us monitor cicada diversity.