Leading A Firefly Walk

Would you like to share your joy of fireflies with others? Leading an evening firefly walk is a fun and gratifying way to do so.

Being a group leader does not mean that you are expected to identify the fireflies you see. Few people can. But often people are unaware that there are many types of fireflies, each with their own habits and habitats. As trip leader, you would be encouraging others to appreciate the fireflies around them, and to observe their behaviors.

The Leading a Firefly Walk document provides the information necessary for you to conduct a successful firefly night hike, including tips on planning the walk, crowd control, and firefly activities.

Leading a Firefly Walk pdf

Volunteer to share your observations of fireflies in your backyard — no special scientific training required.
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Observing fireflies is a great summer activity. Join our network of volunteers and track your sightings throughout the season.
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Pick a location, observe it weekly, and use our online tools to follow your progress.
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You might see more than one type of firefly in your yard. New England fireflies fall into three main groups, and they can be identified by flash color, pattern, and location. Check out the Virtual Habitat to see what fireflies might look like in action.

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