If you’re seeing fewer fireflies each summer, you’re not alone. Anecdotal evidence suggests that firefly populations may be on the decline, most likely due to a combination of light pollution, pesticide use and habitat destruction. For example, according to, if a field where fireflies live is paved over, the fireflies don’t migrate to another field, they just disappear forever.

And indeed, a world without fireflies would be a very sad place. Give them a hand be ensuring that your garden is firefly friendly, for more information see: How to attract fireflies to your backyard.

Yes, it may be one of the joys of childhood, but collecting fireflies in a container can lead to accidental death — not to mention bug trauma. Instead, enjoy them as they flit about freely.

I remember catching lightning bugs when I was little… Oops!

8 thoughts on “#SaveTheFireflies

  1. I miss them so much! There is something magical about them. Every once in awhile, we will see them – and it’s a treat! I also remember catching them when I was little. We just let them glow for a bit in our hands and then let them go. That was in Kansas City, MO. It’s funny, because even my kids know what a treat it is to see them. Thank you for this!

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