When I was a little girl I remember my sister and I running through the yard with a jar in our hands trying to catch fireflies.
They were all over the place 100s of them I think we actually caught a few and put them in a jar for a little while and then let them go.
When our children were young we saw them but not often.
I never see them anymore what happened to the fireflies?
I know they live in the summertime. They are not really a fly at all but instead they are a beetle they spend most of their lives up to two years living underground as a grub. When you see the lightning bugs or fireflies that is actually their last two weeks to live. They use their lights to communicate with each other.
I did some reading and some people think it has been the recent droughts in Texas, light pollution, fire ants or the marshes being taken over by development.
Whatever the reason I sure do miss the fireflies.
I am thankful for the fireflies and I sure do hope they come back to Texas.
This picture was found on the website Fire Fly Experience they have some beautiful pictures of them check it out. Fire Fly Experience