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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Artesia
If you stand still for a couple minutes they will land on you, let them settle for a minute, then move suddenly, they will fly off and there will be a glowing outline of your body.
Wonderful looking little creatures.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
The best ways I know to reinvigorate fireflies:
- stop using weed and feed, etc. Chemicals, especially pesticides that would kill things like grubs, will kill entire populations
- water your yard plenty. To get fireflies this year, they need a nice wet grass to lay eggs. Don't be stingy with water
Thats really it. Water is a big one.
Everything dies and is replaced. Humans try to keep a non-static system static. It sucks to see less and less fire bugs, but what if it's worse for us to keep them around
Fireflies aren't going anywhere. Aside from perhaps to my neighborhood, the gettin' must be good around here
Not saying you are definitely one of the "environmentalists" that obtain joy in scrambling nature, just saying it like it is. The more we do, the worse off we are. The less we do, the better off everything is. Leave nature alone and let it do what it does best.
The coal mine certainly did NOT leave nature alone, but once they left and did leave it alone, it recovered