Be Ready: The Blue Ghost Fireflies Are Coming
Last updated 2/17/2021 at 3:32pm
For a few days in May the Blue Ghost fireflies will perform their sparkling mating dance for lucky audiences. These rare bugs have danced for eons in the moist habitat beneath our layered forest canopy. It’s a system that has evolved with other flora and fauna in the aptly named Transylvania rainforest.
Not just a spectacular show, Blue Ghosts are an important bell-weather for the changes that are coming to impact their ancient environment. The light show they perform requires darkness and boggy woods to survive. In areas where trees are felled and artificial lights pop up, the Blue Ghos...