Fireflies

oh, i love this!

I loved trying to catch these when I was little when we lived summers on a farm in New Jersey. I’d put them inĀ  bottle, watch them for a while and let them go! Oh, I miss fireflies!

Here’s a whole site devoted to fireflies.

I’ve never seen them here in Florida, but, flitting around the site above, there’s a map on firefly sitings, and someone said they saw them at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey, first time in more than 25 years.

I found this — people do report seeing them here in South Florida. And, it seems, fireflies and lightning bugs are the same.

I want to go on a firefly lighting bug quest! Here are some more Florida sightings.

Here’s the address to build a jar of fireflies, but you have to suffer through commercials first. These are little LEDs and a chip of some kind. http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-of-Fireflies/

2 Replies to “Fireflies”

  1. I love fireflies. None here in Florida. I’d be all over that like a duck on a junebug. They were so long ago I’d seen them as so many other precious things from my past.

    Like

    1. Fascinating, weren’t they? I also strongly remember the call of the Red Wing Blackbird; spread out in the grass listening to the flies buzz around; sitting on the fence, spitting cherry seeds as far as I can; wandering through rows of corn; the smell of newly baled hay; watching a ground hog go down a hole and going after him with a shovel (to no avail) and swimming in the water trough. So many wonderful things to do, while doing nothing, but I don’t remember a duck on a junebug.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s