July 1st, 2020


Not long ago, we visited our local friends for a picnic lunch (carefully sitting at two different tables a few yards apart). They mentioned that firefly season was coming on. So this evening, a bit before sundown, we drove to Lawrence Nature Park, about three-quarters of a mile from us, which they had told us about. Initially we sat on a bench on a wide cleared path; then we spotted flashes in among the trees, and followed a narrower path to stand in their shade.

There were huge numbers of fireflies, though not really countable, because they didn't stay on long enough. Occasionally one flew close enough so we could see the outline of its wings and body. And they were amazingly bright, able to be seen many yards away. I had never before been in a location that had fireflies, and now I've seen them for real.