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NancyJ 05-31-2014 07:36 PM

Count fireflies dba Lightning bugs
If you are out at night.....between 8pm and 10pm why not help out Clemson University and count lightning bugs?

Vanishing Firefly Project : Public Service : Clemson University : South Carolina

onyx'girl 05-31-2014 07:50 PM

They don't show up for a couple weeks from now in my area. I hope they make an appearance...hate to see so many cool insects vanish.

Nigel 05-31-2014 08:03 PM

Wish we had them here, just copious amounts of yellow jackets and bald face hornets.

NancyJ 05-31-2014 08:44 PM

Apparently the target is for SC folks to measure them but I see data from surrounding states. I just got in and had NONE! A few weeks ago they were everywhere. And, of course, when I was a kid I remember catching them by the hundreds.

Castlemaid 05-31-2014 08:54 PM

How cool! I've never seen fireflies.

ZoeD1217 05-31-2014 09:07 PM

Catching lightening bugs is one of my very favorite memories of visiting my grandparents in Indiana as a kid. I don't think I've ever seen any here in Florida.

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NancyJ 06-01-2014 08:29 AM

Probably not because of the mosquito trucks

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hunterisgreat 06-01-2014 08:42 AM

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Probably not because of the mosquito trucks

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I just facebook friended you. Go read my status update from a few hours ago about fireflies lol

Courtney 06-01-2014 08:57 AM

Every year we comment that the lightning bugs are disappearing.

We would also catch them when we were kids. My grandma would give us a mason jar with holes poked in the lid. Then we let them go.

I'm assuming pesticides are killing them off....delicate little creatures:(

ksotto333 06-01-2014 08:59 AM

Ours are just starting to come out in NW Ohio...maybe our colder than normal winter slowed them up. Love sitting out in a field watching it light up with them...

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