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Old 05-31-2014, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you are out at night.....between 8pm and 10pm why not help out Clemson University and count lightning bugs?

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wish we had them here, just copious amounts of yellow jackets and bald face hornets.
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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.
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How cool! I've never seen fireflies.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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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Old 06-01-2014, 08:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Probably not because of the mosquito trucks

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Old 06-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Probably not because of the mosquito trucks

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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
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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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