Date: 6/21/18 8:18 am From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Fireflies, not birds
I sure have noticed!
Thanks for bringing this up! I was beginning to wonder whether something had delayed or suppressed them, but I hadn't made note of when they usually appear in past years, and the weather has been so very weird this spring, my sense of the timing for natural phenomena like this has been upended.
I spent most of my childhood in Manhattan and only saw them on occasional weekend visits to family friends with country places, so never had the chance to run around catching them until I got much older and far too dignified for such antics!
(I remember an awesome display a number of years ago, maybe 7 or 8 or so, when the density of flashing fireflies was heavier than I've ever seen them. Was that widespread, and does anybody else remember when that was? I didn't go outside to mingle with them closely because it was so dense, I was actually a bit intimidated, so I just spent hours with my nose pressed to the window.)