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Re: FIREFLYS & SLUGS


Gerry O'Neill wrote:
> 
> At 09:50 PM 6/30/98 EDT, you wrote:
>   >
> >THANKS CARRIE......ITS GREAT TO SEE THAT SOMETHING THAT BRINGS SUCH
> >JOY.....THE FIREFLY....ACTUALLY EATS SLUGS....
> >
> >GOD I LOVE THE FIREFLY....KEN
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> Ken;
> 
> Have you ever seen fireflies synchronize? I understand it's not all that
> common, but I've seen it twice in my lifetime.
> 
> Our back property line borders city-owned greenbelt, badly overrun with
> kudzu (a constant battle keeping it out of the yard). There are several
> huge tulip poplars growing down there that I try and keep the kudzu out of,
> but it's like holding back the tide. Some years it gets ahead of me and
> about five years ago, had reached the tops of the trees and formed a living
> curtain of green vines. One August night, about 10 pm, I was out in the
> yard and noticed a remarkable sight..The kudzu curtain was covered with a
> gazillion fireflies, and they were flashing in synchrony..The flashes would
> start at the top, then cascade down the kudzu curtain, like a waterfall of
> light. It was remarkable, and somehow all the more magic because I was the
> only one seeing it.
> 
> It didn't repeat, not the next night, nor the next, nor the next, nor in
> any of the years since.
> 
> Gerry >
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Double dog WOW! What a fantastic sight!

Denise
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