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The first fireflies have been spotted tonight! I love these bugs, they are the best.
 

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Already?! They always seem like a lazy summer evening bug!
 

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How cool is that!
And here on the West Coast, we're having cold rainy weather, more like March than late May.
The fireflies are a great image for those of us caught in the rain.
 

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We've had them blinking all over the place for about a week now. I absolutely love them. There's something magical about seeing the trees full of little fairy lights.
 

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summer heat, summer flowers, summer bugs! summer came early where i am and makes me wonder if that means an early fall
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i love fireflies! agree ... magical! we call them lightning bugs. i was never able to catch one as a child. and now i don't want to! but maybe with my camera?
 

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summer heat, summer flowers, summer bugs! summer came early where i am and makes me wonder if that means an early fall
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i love fireflies! agree ... magical! we call them lightning bugs. i was never able to catch one as a child. and now i don't want to! but maybe with my camera?.
I get thrills from unexpected wildlife ... some of which is so so familiar to all of you, but is new to me ... a few examples ....
Last year I had this tiny, tiny green frog land on a blade of grass next to me.
I also found a HUGE stick insect (I think you call them Walking Sticks)
A six foot milk snake.
I love my chipmunks, they know us now and they always make me smile
We have a Great Horned Owl .... one more reason to keep my cats indoors
A skunk family that lives under our OQ .... a week ago "mama" and I had a Mexican stand off. We met half way across the parking lot. She agreed to go one way and I agreed to go the other.
.... but fire flies (and yes, I know them as lightening bugs) will always help me "chill" at the end of long day. The more you stare into the dark, the more you see and I find them magical and grounding at the same time.
 

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No magic involved, just courtship, if you can call that magical. :)
 

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summer heat, summer flowers, summer bugs! summer came early where i am and makes me wonder if that means an early fall
but ...
i love fireflies! agree ... magical! we call them lightning bugs. i was never able to catch one as a child. and now i don't want to! but maybe with my camera?.
I get thrills from unexpected wildlife ... some of which is so so familiar to all of you, but is new to me ... a few examples ....
Last year I had this tiny, tiny green frog land on a blade of grass next to me.
I also found a HUGE stick insect (I think you call them Walking Sticks)
A six foot milk snake.
I love my chipmunks, they know us now and they always make me smile
We have a Great Horned Owl .... one more reason to keep my cats indoors
A skunk family that lives under our OQ .... a week ago "mama" and I had a Mexican stand off. We met half way across the parking lot. She agreed to go one way and I agreed to go the other.
.... but fire flies (and yes, I know them as lightening bugs) will always help me "chill" at the end of long day. The more you stare into the dark, the more you see and I find them magical and grounding at the same time.
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My wife has been trying for years to get me to move to the midwest to be near her brother. I've never found a compelling reason to do so ('nuf said). BUT, when we visit, and I get a chance to spend a quiet evening on the deck with a glass of wine and the lightning bugs, I'm almost willing. (But then the in-laws return home, and the feeling is gone for another year
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I just realized....we don't have those here. I'm from Ohio and used to see them all the time. I guess I hadn't missed them if I'm just now realizing we don't have them. We do have a mess of no-see-ums.
 

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I just realized....we don't have those here. I'm from Ohio and used to see them all the time. I guess I hadn't missed them if I'm just now realizing we don't have them. We do have a mess of no-see-ums..
Sanctuary in Miami said:
. . . We do have a mess of no-see-ums.
Yeah, well THOSE you can keep. ;)
 

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We had the hummingbirds and the loons return just a few weeks ago. Nothing like falling off to sleep to the sounds of the loons singing to each other.
 

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We had the hummingbirds and the loons return just a few weeks ago. Nothing like falling off to sleep to the sounds of the loons singing to each other..
Country Girl said:
We had the hummingbirds and the loons return just a few weeks ago. Nothing like falling off to sleep to the sounds of the loons singing to each other.
Wow.
Amazing.
Hope you blog that? That is cool!
 

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irongage, i'm in massachusetts. we have fireflies or lightning bugs here. i don't know where they are in the u.s. exactly ... but i'm not midwest.
 

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irongage, i'm in massachusetts. we have fireflies or lightning bugs here. i don't know where they are in the u.s. exactly ... but i'm not midwest..
seashanty said:
irongage, i'm in massachusetts. we have fireflies or lightning bugs here. i don't know where they are in the u.s. exactly ... but i'm not midwest.
Maybe their territory is related to humidity. I'm in Colorado, where we don't have a lot of that (although it is increasing).
 

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