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susanr Colorado
06/29/13 5:14 pm

There's a short piece on the website www.firefly.org that says it's due to development & human traffic, & light pollution. So not the same honeybees, I guess. But sad. And frankly a little scary.

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rlands
06/29/13 2:56 pm

We have TONS of them and they're so incredible. They make it look like the trees have Christmas lights on them :)

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/29/13 3:39 pm

We do, be we call them lightning bugs. :)

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rlands
06/29/13 3:40 pm

Lightning bugs :) yep we call them that sometimes too!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/29/13 2:58 pm

Oooooooohhhhh, ahhhhh.
Rlands like shiny. ;P

Yeah, it's the same where I live. (:

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susanr Colorado
06/29/13 3:50 pm

There's a web site (www.firefly.org) that says fireflies like warm & humid areas, but almost no species are found west of Kansas

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rlands
06/29/13 3:20 pm

Haha agreed! My dog eats spiders on occasion. And I'm just like "wtf dog..."

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GetEduc8d learning more everyday
06/29/13 3:32 pm

I wish we had them. I've only seen them once when I was visiting family in Iowa as a kid.

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TomM
06/29/13 2:58 pm

I voted no, I've not seen them here, but maybe I should open my eyes.

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Emily33 North Carolina
06/29/13 3:01 pm

Yes. And my dog likes to eat the poor things

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JanuaryLove
06/29/13 3:01 pm

Good question! I didn't realize that they weren't indigenous to the entire continental US until we moved to NE WI. They don't have them there. Now we're back in IL again, and the kids love chasing them in the evenings.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/29/13 6:44 pm

I have never seen a firefly.

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PAK the Armpit of Florida
06/29/13 3:03 pm

I was going ask this! Great Question! We get them in wooded areas if the humidity is low; so rarely.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/29/13 4:17 pm

Grew up with them, but alas, they're no more. I am curious if their disappearance is somehow similar in cause for honeybee decline.

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Emily33 North Carolina
06/29/13 3:04 pm

I don't think it's because they are "tasty". Just because she thinks its a fun game to try and catch them

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laratewks Nebraska
06/29/13 3:49 pm

I am from Oregon and I had never seen a firefly until I moved to Nebraska

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Emily33 North Carolina
06/29/13 3:12 pm

To us no. But there's a lot of things my dog thinks is tasty that I would never put in my mouth...

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stickman46 NJ
06/29/13 4:31 pm

Heavy population this year with all the rain. Great gift time show!

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/29/13 3:17 pm

Yes, but there doesn't seem to be as many this summer.

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rlands
06/29/13 7:46 pm

:O!!! This is where I wish I could use an emoticon...

You have been deprived!

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1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
06/29/13 3:55 pm

Makes me sad we dont have them and my kids did not get to enjoy them like I did as a kid in Oklahoma and Missouri.

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JanuaryLove
06/29/13 5:58 pm

We have quite a lot at our house this year. Strange, since you (Kay) and I aren't all that far apart, geographically. The kids frequently go out just before bed to chase them around the yard.

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rlands
06/29/13 3:22 pm

Looks like it's a very eastern thing... Sorry west coast! No fireflies for you :)

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susanr Colorado
06/29/13 3:24 pm

Not here; it's too dry. I grew up with them, though, & was glad to have them around when I lived in Ohio again until recently.

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DavesNotHere where am I
06/29/13 3:27 pm

Haven't seen them since I left Jersey.

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brinrawson Knoxville and DC
06/30/13 7:06 am

I live near one of the two places in the world where they glow at the same time for a few weeks a year! It's crazy!

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PAK the Armpit of Florida
06/29/13 3:36 pm

Oh please no worries! I'm glad someone posted it!

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deathvalley Chicago native
06/29/13 10:38 pm

You mean lightning bugs??

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/29/13 6:12 pm

I love honest tea!

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deathvalley Chicago native
06/29/13 10:40 pm

I use to smear them on the sidewalks and watch the sidewalks glow

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/29/13 5:00 pm

I love fireflies!

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blitz6799 Chicagoland
06/29/13 8:33 pm

My cats just discovered them!

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rlands
06/29/13 3:00 pm

Haha MrL

Tom- I don't know if you have them in DE...I'm trying to remember if I've seen them at the beaches or not.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/29/13 3:01 pm

They're a healthy part of any dog's diet!

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rlands
06/29/13 3:02 pm

Haha poor fireflies :) oh well, your dog can have some...there'll still be plenty left

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rlands
06/29/13 3:03 pm

I just assumed they were almost everywhere until we had guests from Cali that were amazed by them!

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SFLiberal
06/29/13 3:04 pm

None here...

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rlands
06/29/13 3:04 pm

Haha sorry I stole your question :)

And that's interesting; I didn't know it had to do with humidity, I figured temperature. Cool!

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rlands
06/29/13 3:05 pm

That's unfortunate :( they're great!

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Wert A picture of my junk
06/29/13 7:39 pm

Fewer than we used to.. But still around.

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Keldeo Laverre City
06/29/13 3:48 pm

I think so. I don't see them regularly, but I have before.

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rlands
06/29/13 3:09 pm

Yeah I can't imagine they would taste good...

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comppete Las Vegas
06/30/13 2:24 am

I think it is too dry here.

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YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
06/29/13 6:51 pm

I've seen them in Dallas.

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rlands
06/29/13 3:21 pm

We've had so many this summer! I want to say more than usual, but we always have a lot.

rlands
06/29/13 6:14 pm

Me too! It's the best :):):)