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Synchronous Fireflies in Tennessee

Early this month, my colleague Bo went to Tennessee with friends to see synchronous fireflies.

The one week of firefly watching is a real happening. Bo told me that, to get tickets, he went online twice at exactly 10 a.m. 400 more words

Bearly There

Don and I didn’t go to the Appalachians for the wildlife. Well, I did, as you’ll see later. But our main interest was in exploring habitats vastly different from what we are used to in our little corner of the Piedmont. 1,139 more words


The Light Show in the Smokies

Lightening Bugs. Fireflies. Glow worms. Whatever you know them by, flying bugs that glow and flicker in the night are magical.

For a brief period of time in June, deep in the woods, fireflies by the thousands put on their synchronized light show for visitors to the… 758 more words

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Wildflowers and Woods

Our timing was way off.

Best to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the peak of fall foliage season, or in summer when the mountains are a lush deep green. 795 more words