These little buggers are tricky to photograph. I’ll do a better job of it sometime, but for now – this is what you get. Bee has been having many evenings of firefly catching this summer – and she is wicked good at it, catching 3 at a time sometimes. This is one evening’s bounty – really underrepresented.
We learned that if you collect the ones down in the grass, you get females. The males are the ones flying around looking for love. If you get a mix, you get big pulsing piles of ‘snuggling’ fireflies, which is pretty cool. Bee describes that this means they are mating, and making baby fireflies – because she is an awesome little girl whose parents tell it like it is without fear, embarassment or hesitation.