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[tweetmeme] This weekend in Parade there was an article that mentioned the following:

Scientists believe that lightning-bug numbers are declining worldwide.  As part of the volunteer Firefly Watch of Boston’s Museum of Science, you can assist researchers by collecting data.  Just spend 10 minutes a week to count evening activity in a yard or field.  Sign up at mos.org/fireflywatch.

This makes me sad.  I remember when I was a little girl going out to catch fireflies.  I grew up in the country so they were abundant.  I used to catch them in empty tomato sauce jars – (after I’d carefully poked holes in the lid of course.)  I’d like to think that future generations would have the opportunity to catch their lucky fireflies as well, but with less to catch it looks like many will miss out. 

Did you catch fireflies as a child?
What kind of emotions do you feel when you think back to doing it?

Did you think it was lucky to catch one?

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Photo by Michael T. Henry

This is going to be one of those totally random posts from me.  Sticking to just a few topics isn’t my style.
Today let’s talk about bugs.  Most of us don’t like bugs or creepy crawlies.  Personally I HATE spiders.
I’m not a fan of any of them really.

But have you ever noticed that nobody seems to be bothered by butterflies?
Really aren’t they just another bug?  They’re just prettier….  What are your thoughts?

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