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Fireflies of Fitzgerald

Normally I am staunchly, stereotypically squeamish about bugs, but hot damn God got it right with fireflies. Nothing feels more storybook-like than watching my kids’ chubby fingers greedily cupping these might-be-fairies; we are anxiously watching for them to float into our evening walks. Do yourself a favor and click on that photo to make it bigger, then go learn more from our friends at National Geographic who took this incredible time-lapse shot.


  • Madeline [madelinemade]

    January 22, 2015 3:40 pm

    oh my gosh…this photo was taken in the smoky mountains in tennessee at elkmont. i have been to see the synchronous fireflies there many times. they all light up together! and it only happens two places in the world annually :) you definitely need to go if you get a chance.

  • linsey

    January 23, 2015 9:52 am

    Hi Madeline, that sounds amazing!! Just got bumped very high on my bucket list. Thank you for the tip!

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