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Monday, June 09, 2008

Elkmont's Synchronous Fireflies: Appearing This Week

Did you know we have a real rarity in the world, located maybe 90 minutes from Asheville? The Elkmont fireflies have been described many ways by local residents. Typical remarks are along the lines of, "The most amazing thing we ever saw."

Local residents had known about the bugs' behavior for more than 40 years, but it is only recently that science has "discovered" the creatures. Once thought to be solely an Asian phenomenon, our own Elkmont section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park also plays host to nature's own mesmerizing light show.

Essential Synchronous Firefly Links
Click Here: For Park Service information on viewing times, trolley service to limit vehicles, and so forth.

Pigeon Has a good article, in particular the section on the etiquette of firefly viewing in The Park.

Appalachian Voices: A nice article on some of the history of such bug's around the world.

Science page
from one of the main persons studying Elkmont's synchronous fireflies.

Find Elkmont on Google Maps.

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Anonymous Keahi Pelayo said...

Thanks for the heads up.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Black Bear Realty said...

Glad to help. Thanks for finding us, and have fun.

6:55 AM  

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