Did you catch fireflies as a kid? Anyone who has knows just how magical it can be. Back in 2021 we asked this question to Wonder Weavers in the Hollow, and had a huge response. Re-reading the comments today inspired me to share them as a blog. I removed the names, but each is a different comment.
I have never stopped! 😉 Though my methods are much more humane now. I still feel like a kid when I see them!
They are so magical! I miss them. I grew up in the midwest where we had tons every summer, but live in the Pacific Northwest now, no fireflies.
I didn’t know that! I assumed they were all over the US. I’m sure you have access to other magical creatures though! 🤞
It is also magical to not have mosquitoes after 40 years of living in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota!
I am waiting patiently for them to arrive. There is just something about sitting around the fire and watching the fireflies light up the trees and bushes. So magical!
Oh My Yes! Still do upon occasion. First sighting of the summer this past week and what a truly magical sight it is! Always a sign that summer is truly here.
Yes first sighting here in Virginia!!
I don’t think I did before moving to Arkansas, one of the magical things about the South. Definitely collected some in a jar a few times to watch for a bit. Now I just like to watch them outside and still feel surprised every time one lights up.
YES and I saw a few last week and did a little happy dance!!
Yes! I would gather them in a jar and then let them all go.
There’s weren’t any fireflies where I grew up but I saw them once on a trip to upstate New York a few years ago. I was soooo happy 😊
I’m lucky to live in upstate NY and see them often
As a kid. As an adult. Yesterday! ✨
I was always too nervous to catch bugs in my hands. My daughters do not have the same reluctance.
yes and last night they were out
Fireflies welcomed us home last night.
We didn’t have fireflies around when I was a kid. But I love seeing them on the side of the road now, if I’m driving at night.
They are so magical! I miss them. I used to love catching them and seeing my cupped hands light up until it flew away.
There was one on my front door earlier today before dark but I didn’t have camera and it flew off
Oh my yes…. there were so many in my city backyard in RI in the 50’s and 60’s… now I live in a very rural area and there are so few.. it’s very sad
Wow usually they are rural here
Yes I especially remember them in one part of the lawn. In the van we have been sleeping with the doors open and I’ve been falling asleep to them.
Even if you have never personally caught a firefly, you can experience the magic with this 2 minute video. Immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty of Radim Schreiber’s video. He suggests, “For optimal viewing, watch this video at night, with all the lights turned off, full screen with sound turned on.”
I am super excited to begin a new adventure on the upcoming new moon. We’re catching magical moments just like we caught fireflies as kids. Even though I helped to create the course calle Magical Moments with Fireflies & Fae, I’m a participant just like anyone else, and I can’t wait to begin! As summer seems to fly by, this will help me slow down and be in the moment. I’m also heading out on a road trip over the new moon so my 15 year old can get more driving experience. I hope to share some amazing photos and stories from the Oregon coast!
May your summer adventures be magical!