WE NEED YOU TO WATCH FIREFLIES!
Last year during our spring outing we discovered a population of synchronous fireflies (see report here).
Photo by Ryan Conners
In the fall of last year, the Allegheny National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) approved a small grant to pay for firefly researchers to travel to the ANF in June to study this population. We are very excited about the start of the field season, which for us has already begun. It is very important that those of us living in an around the ANF, or who are willing to visit the ANF for the purposes of this study, begin to watch for the first occurence of firefly activity now. We also need to visit the site where we discovered the fireflies last year to record habitat characteristics as spring progresses. If you are willing to spend an evening camping in the ANF as part of the firefly watch OR if you live in or near the ANF and are willing to participate by recording data from where you live PLEASE SIGN UP FOR FIREFLY WATCH NOW! (see below) We will contact the group who signs-up regarding training days for the firefly watch project and to coordinate with you regarding your availability for camping or participating from your home.
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