Two of my favorite things - fireflies and stars, in one time-lapse photo. Someone took this photo and submitted to the photo contest for National Geographic's Picture of the Day. They state is was a one hour time-lapse photo taken in Ontario, Canada. You can view it bigger and better by going to their website (today) and selecting the image as your desktop wallpaper. It instantly reminded me of the nights spent out with my (now) husband, watching the fireflies in the backyard. Sometimes we would walk and talk and look at the stars.
I never stopped to consider what they look like in the light. All I ever see are their glowing butts in the darkness. Here are a few firefly pictures from Wikipedia (public domain images) - they look like little beetles.
It may be way too cold for fireflies, but if you are interested in a little bit more information, check out the following:
How fireflies' glow (from the University of Utah)
Do you have fireflies in your neck of the woods? Would you glow if you were able? I would.
The Science Spot (for moms)
It's not Just the Science (a blog about science at my house)