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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:21

Cradle of Forestry to host firefly tour

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The Cradle of Forestry in America will host its annual Firefly Twilight Tour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 16 at the Pink Beds Picnic Area in the Pisgah National Forest.

Naturalists from the Cradle of Forestry conduct the tour while waiting for nightfall. The group will discuss the life cycle and special features of firefly biology and behavior and take a short walk on the Pink Beds Trail to search for fireflies. Participants will explore the surrounding forest and discuss forest ecology while children can create a firefly craft.

Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. The cost of the program is $6 for adults, $3 for youth 15 and under and holders of America the Beautiful and Golden Age passes.

828.877.3130 or www.cradleofforestry.org.

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