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Fireflies/lightning bugs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I am not sure if it goes here, but cant think of where it could go. I was in class today and someone was talking about how they had fireflies when they lived in Texas and how they miss them, then another person said we have plenty of them here in Washington. I have never seen them, and neither has anyone else. I searched wikipedia and google for a few pages and cannot find what states fireflies are in, so can someone help and tell me how far north they are?
  2. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Central Michigan
    We have them in Michigan. I don't see them much since I moved farther north but when I lived in south/west Michigan we had alot of them.

    They are really neat to see in the evening and the kids love to catch them.
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    We have them in NC and SC
  4. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    Lots in Pennsylvania.
  5. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Central Michigan
  6. We have tons here in TX.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    We have them here in Va. We have lots and lots of them. More than I remember seeing in several years passed when I lived in Ga.
  8. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    We grew up calling them "lightnin' bugs" in Mississippi. They are still numerous here and very pretty on a moonless night in the woods. I have fond memories as a child catching them in a jar with holes in the lid for air. We were allowed to fall asleep with them near our bedside. God's night lights. We released them the next morning if they survived.
  9. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    [​IMG] Wow does this bring back childhood memories of running through the yards (no fences) in Missouri bare footed chasing lightin bugs. We don't have them in Colorado so I really miss them. You all are lucky. One of those little things in life that brings smiles.
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We've got them in Kansas.

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