S7 E12: Glimmers of Awe: The Fascinating World of Fireflies

S7 E12: Glimmers of Awe: The Fascinating World of Fireflies

Constant Wonder - Season 7, Episode 12

  • Apr 3, 2024 12:00 pm
  • 54:30 mins
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Facing the loss of her Elkmont cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains—a family treasure for five generations—Lynn Faust began to pay more attention to the fireflies there, the "light show," as the family called it, where thousands of fireflies would light up in unison. When she read that synchronous fireflies did not exist in North America, she knew that scientists were wrong. The creatures were right in her own yard! Realizing just how little was known about these enchanting insects, she set out to observe them, becoming a self-taught firefly expert and unveiling the mysteries of nature's tiny lanterns. Guest: Lynn Faust, author of "Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada" Photo credit: SmokyMountains.com

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