HURRY!!! Time is of the essence! You may want to have your own backyard firefly fun while “supplies” last because once summer starts to dwindle, these little friends pack up and hibernate for the winter. So in order to have a little summer fun with your friendly neighbor lightning bugs, ACT NOW! Here’s how…
If you were fortunate enough to grow up in an area populated with trees and grass and beautiful nature, then you’ve had the pleasure (or pain) of experiencing the variety of animals and insects that changing seasons brings. Mosquitoes, wasps, ants, gnats, did I say mosquitoes!? Fireflies are by far one of the most marvelous, unassuming creatures that we anticipate the arrival of every summer. It’s “lightning bug” season as we speak! The simple, harmless activities that their arrival bring can be so much fun in your home(school), too.
I know children (and moms) are not often fond of bugs. But for some reason, the lightning bugs are an exception to “my” rule (and ladybugs). Something about these little glowing friends seems harmless, even graceful as they light our paths in flight in early dusk. When invited to land on your hand, they simply crawl to the highest peak of your hand and attempt to gracefully return to wherever they were headed. If you’ve not taken a moment to spend a little summer time with your temporary, seasonal friends, please reconsider.
Just a few quick scientific facts about these unique insects include:
If you or your children haven’t experienced the fun in catching fireflies in the early eve of a sweet summer night, consider these below as you plan your "Firefly Festival".
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Not bad for a nice summer evening, right? After all, summer months only last so long anyway. Why not enjoy them (summer days AND summer friends) while they’re among us? Soon, it will be back to the books and back to business.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little firefly “experiment” enough to engage in the fun, too. Be sure to leave a comment below in the comments section and let us know what you think about engaging in a firefly fest.
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