Outdoors Briefs

Meet the lightning bugs of the Appalachians

Experience the “Appalachian magic” of lightning bug season with a series of walks planned throughout the spring and early summer to experience the show from a variety of different species. Naturalist Sarah Johnson will lead these walks on her farm in Macon County.

Walks focusing on blue ghost fireflies will be 8:30-10:30 p.m. May 20-26, synchronous fireflies June 4-17 and phantom ghosts June 17-July 3. Each night will include conversation about lightning bugs and glowing foxfire worms, followed by walks around the farm.

Cost is $50 for adults and $25 for youth 18 and under. Firefly-friendly red lights are provided. Bring ankle-supporting boots and bring a walking stick. Learn more or register at alarkaexpeditions.com.

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