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Watching Fireflies for Fun and Conservation: Community Science Saturday

  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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One of the great parts of the summer is watching fireflies, but increasingly researchers are concerned that some species of fireflies may be threatened by declining numbers. To collect essential data to assess and hopefully reverse the decline, the Mass. Audubon Society created the Firefly Watch Citizen Science Project.  Dr. Clyde Sorenson and Chris Cratsley will provide an overview of firefly species, potential threats to their populations, teach how to identify them in the field, and introduce how you can work with Firefly Watch to monitor local populations, helping conserve these beetles in all their amazing diversity.

I wish I were a glow worm,
A glow worm’s never glum.
’Cuz how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum?
~Author unknown

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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