Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Firefly Fireworks at DCP

The light fireflies emit may appear yellow, green, or even pale red.
Did you know that fireflies or lightening bugs are actually beetles? On Thursday, July 21st at 8:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve join a naturalist to learn about the fascinating world of fireflies. These bioluminescent bugs use their glow to attract prey, for mating, and sometimes even a defense mechanism! These wonderful creatures thrive in meadows, forests, fields, and other natural habitats, but numbers are declining due to human land development. Come find out what the public can do to keep them in their backyards and what scientists are learning from their special light. The program will begin with an interactive discussion and then attendees will watch the nighttime magic as the fireflies rise from the prairie.

For questions about this free program or any other program offered by the Darke County, please stop by the nature center, email info@darkecountyparks.org, or call (937) 548-0165.

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