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Old 05-09-2010, 10:03 AM   #11
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I usually only notice the fireflies because my dogs bark at them. I haven't noticed any the last few years. I hope I haven't lost them.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #12
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Tonight the fireflies were very active at dusk. My grandson and I kept running back and forth from the front to the back of the house to see all the blinking lights. After it was very dark out there were fewer flashes but grouped closer together and the blinks more rapid. It officially feels like summer.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:13 AM   #13
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I read in a book that if you have a field full of fireflies, you can trick them into a synchronized flash by flashing them quickly once with a bright light (such as high-beam headlights). True????
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #14
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If you live in an area that sprays for mosquitoes, the spray definitely kills them.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:22 AM   #15
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There has been so much rain recently that the ground is saturated and we have had localized street flooding. Soon the sprayers will be out. I cross my fingers each year that they wait until the few weeks of firefly flight are over.
As to the synchronized flashing we are going to look for a small penlight and see if it works, hopefully this weekend.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:25 AM   #16
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My husband was at a rest area in Kentucky tonight. He called to say the fireflies were thick.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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Anyone else sighting lightning bugs or fireflies???
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:07 PM   #18
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Saw the first fireflies of the year in my yard tonight. Not as many as when I was away at camp as a kid, but they were out there. They seemed to be in and out of the primarily viburnum hedgerow quite a bit. That was a bit of a disappointment as I have been laying down a thick layer of aged oak and beech leaves in other areas. There where the leaves were placed, they were absent. Perhaps the mulch is too new to have become instrumental in their increase?
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:36 AM   #19
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Yep, we've had them since the first week of June. Seemed they we are little early this year. We always have boatloads of them. I didn't see them when I lived in Seattle (for 30 years) and was delighted to see them when I moved back to Ohio 8 years ago.

I've noticed that they are most active from Dusk till about 10:30 or 11:00, then activity drops to almost zero.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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Lots of lightning bugs out there tonight! Not sure when they first started their blinkings, but we've been seeing them flying around the yard for quite some time.
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