SWFL Nature Festival - Big Cypress National Preserve Get FireFly-ed Up! Searching for Fireflies

Jan 13, 2017, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Focus: Science— This trip will focus on the fireflies.

Field Trip Description: Once a common sight during twilight hours, the flashing beacons of fireflies (a.k.a. lightening bugs) have become increasingly difficult to spot, suggesting widespread population declines. Learn how recording observations of fireflies from your own backyard can help scientists studying firefly population trends across North America through the citizen science project “Firefly Watch.” Following a presentation in the auditorium highlighting firefly biology and reviewing Firefly Watch procedures, join ranger Luke Gommermann on an evening walk to be a part of this project and make observations of fireflies. $15

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