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Old 03-10-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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Hey all,

This is sort of a silly question, but I was wondering if there were fireflies in that area? I remember growing up out east (Conn) and catching them at night. It is a fond memory, one that I would like to share with my kids.

Thanks for indulging me!

Terri in Colorado (hopefully not for long!)
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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I grew up on Long Island and remember catching them in the clear plastic cups and making "Flashlights"!! You can find a few down here, but nothing like up north.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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Default Lightening Bugs

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Hey all,

This is sort of a silly question, but I was wondering if there were fireflies in that area? I remember growing up out east (Conn) and catching them at night. It is a fond memory, one that I would like to share with my kids.

Thanks for indulging me!

Terri in Colorado (hopefully not for long!)
Us natives call those "lightening bugs," ... LOL! I think you will see more of them during the summer months, and maybe more of them if you get out into the suburban areas. My yard is usually full of them during the summer evenings. We have lots of childhood memories with "lightening bugs," too.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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Default Yea!

I can't wait to catch them with my kids! We used to catch them in jars w/holes in the lids. tehe....I feel like a kid!lol!
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I used to love to catch lightening bugs...sounds crazy, don't think my kids have ever done it, think they would think it gross...eww a bug!!!
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:38 PM
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I'm originally from Ky. We had lightening bugs during the summer too. Wonderful memories.
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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We called them lightning bug when I was a kid. Yes, they're here. There are plenty of them in our backyard in the summer months. When my boys were younger, they loed chasing them. It brought back LOTS of great memories!
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