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OT -Fireflies or Lightning Bugs?

Posted by on May. 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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Are they out in droves?  And what do you call them?

Over here in the East TN mountain area, they're EVERYWHERE!  I can SOOO remember catching them (for a moment, then release) when I was little.  But when I lived on the SC coast, I think I saw about 4 in 5 yrs.  And the temps aren't much different there, because it was only 30 min. from NC.

Ya'll got any out there?  Are the kids running around catching them at dusk? And what do YOU call them?

They're lightning bugs here, mostly.  But when I was teaching ballet and had a little group of them (you shoulda seen it....they were "in the woods" in a Hansel and Gretel performance...I had a blackout and gave them little itty bitty flashlights for their entrance in the dark which they blinked off and on...) the name on the program was "Fireflies".  Sounded more sophisticated.

HEY!  There go some right now!!!!!  (Out on my patio....)

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AmosFarkle
by AmyV on May. 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

.....and crapola!  Who sent the mosquitos??????

Maries_Mom23
by Alice on May. 26, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Don't even get me started on the frigging mosquitoes!

Maries_Mom23
by Alice on May. 26, 2012 at 9:27 PM

LOL...mosquitoes are driving me insane!


Maries_Mom23
by Alice on May. 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Anyways...they're fireflies to me and not many yet.  Can't wait until they're out in full force! :)

stellarmom1
by Becca on May. 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM
When we lived in Florida I never saw any!! After we moved to va our backyard was full! We call them fireflies!
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stellarmom1
by Becca on May. 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Oh gosh and the Mosquitos are terrible here already! We got ate up at our last baseball game.
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Mommee42boyz
by Anita on May. 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM

We plan to be nocturnal tonight! The boys are so looking forward to it and they already mentioned fireflies.

KaylaMillar
by Silver Member on May. 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
The mosquitoes get pretty bad here
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Stevied13
by Steph on May. 27, 2012 at 2:33 PM
We call them both, but don't see them much here
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AmosFarkle
by AmyV on May. 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Sometimes we'd put them in a jar for awhile and it was almost like a blinking candle.  But we let them go before we went to bed.

I didn't realize how much I missed them living in SC until last night when they were everywhere.

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