Thread: Fireflies!
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by linrose View Post
I saw fireflies tonight! Is that weird? Seems waaaayyyyy too early. I think July when I think about fireflies.

Yup, just double-checked and there they were, Jason confirmed so I'm not crazy or seeing spots before my eyes. It's a calm balmy night at 72 degrees at 8:30 PM. A really perfect day.
What vegetation were they clustering around? I'm growing four new native grasses in an area this year; one of my hopes is that they attract fireflies. I see a few each year and am always hoping i can increase their numbers by judicious plantings and elimination of alien species. Just about all of the aliens are now extirpated, but I can't say the firefly population has jettisoned into anything like high numbers.

What do you find they are most attracted to??
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