Originally Posted by Arielrain
Wow, I remember seeing fireflies as a child too and havn't seen any in years. I used to pretend they were faeries.
The reason you do not see as many fireflies, especially in the city and suburbs, is due to all the poison people put on their lawns. In other words, things like chemlawn. People put chemicals on their lawn to kill the bugs in their lawn, for what reason, I will never understand. Fireflies live as a grub in the ground, until they mature into the adult firefly. Use these pesticides on your lawn, you are killing fireflies. I no longer live in the city or suburb and I love all the fireflies I see at night. The trees and shrubs look like they have Christmas lights in them, we have so many
We even have glow worms in the late summer. The glow worms just lie in the grass and glow a cool green color, they don't flash like the fireflies do.