This summer, ASP’s Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world. The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to mid-July.
ASP will offer the opportunity to view this special species, which flashes simultaneously in an apparent competition display to attract females.
Programs will be offered Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m at site 29 , France Brook Road off of ASP RT# 2. Bring a chair and enjoy!
In the event of severe thunderstorms, the event will be cancelled. However, the fireflies do display in rain and you may still observe them on your own if you wish. Displays are best observed in a dark mature forest in order to experience the full effect.