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Old 05-22-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Default Lightning bugs, Fireflies? Where can I see them?

I live in Albuquerque, NM and would like to see Fireflies/Lightning bugs without driving to the east coast. Anyone have a favorite spot a little closer to my home?
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Central Texas. I've seen a few in my back yard... it's really really dark back there
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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I live in central Texas too and there are a few around. Years ago, there were so many, it was unbelievable. I don't know what happened to them all. I love them.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I live in Albuquerque, NM and would like to see Fireflies/Lightning bugs without driving to the east coast. Anyone have a favorite spot a little closer to my home?
We had them in West Texas when I was a kid in the 1950s, but there don't seem to be so many these days.

You could fill up a Mason jar with them and watch them light up.

Like Canine Castle, I wonder why they are not so abundant these days.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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up.

Like Canine Castle, I wonder why they are not so abundant these days.
Probably from youngsters like myself who used to catch them and smash their "lights" onto our skin and then run around the yard looking like a glow stick! Aaahhh the good ole days when life was carefree without bills, work or obligations.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I have been noticing more this year than usual in Dallas...best places to see them in Dallas: White Rock Lake; the greenbelts in Greenway Parks; Preston Hollow Park.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I haven't seen any here in Ft Worth in a long time. When I was a kid, fireflies and horny toads used to be all over the place. They have both virtually disappeared.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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I grew up in rural Northeast Texas and we used to love catching them in jars and then letting them go. There were lots of them there back then. I've never seen any in Houston, but I live in the central part of the city so that may explain why I've never seen any here.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I live in Central Texas and while I've only seen a couple so far this year, usually we have LOTS out here in the late spring and, even moreso, in the summer.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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At your nearest zoo http://www.picturehoster.org/storage/461.jpg (broken link)
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