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Old 05-02-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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I usually don't see fireflies in my area (NW Indiana) until late July. They really get to lighting up my yard in mid-August.
I see them in the skies.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We never have them in California......
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:27 PM
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Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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I haven't seen any yet, it's too soon. I think they start coming out in June. I can remember being a kid and taking out their light and making believe it was a diamond ring.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I just sat outside for a while, seems warm enough but no, it must bee too soon. Must have to wait a few more weeks!!
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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The last time I remember seeing them, I was still a kid, about 10 years old. I remember seeing them in Missouri and Pennsylvania, but I haven't seen any in the western states (from California to Kansas) I've been in during the summer in the past 30 years or so. Maybe they can be found in Kansas, but I didn't see any when I was there in July, 2007. I may just need to make a trip further east so I can see them.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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you do not see fireflies west of the Rockies. Fireflies like warm, humid weather, and places with forests or undisturbed fields and meadows.

Parts of Florida (where I live) have a lot of fireflies, but unfortunately for me, I don't see any down where I live now, (near the coast in Manatee county). I have heard there are plenty a bit inland around Myakka though. I used to have a ton when I lived in a small rural town just north of Tampa (very hilly and wooded with plenty of lakes and ponds).

I miss my fireflies!
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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We usually do not see them until June.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I was sitting outside tonight and saw the first fireflies of the season! Magical! NW NC
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Saw them as a kid in Ohio in the 50's. Didn't see any when we moved to California in 1959. Moved to Colorado in 1984, none here either.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:03 AM
 
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They got started late last summer in Pa. due to the cool weather but they also then seemed to hang around much later than usual.
But I finally saw the first hummingbird of the season yesterday.
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