Lightning Bugs!  Fireflies! (Beetles who light up their butts!)

Lightning Bugs! Fireflies! (Beetles who light up their butts!)

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Clark Nature Preserve

400 House Rock Road

Pequea, PA 17565

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Join us in learning all about "nature's fireworks"!

About this event

The nights of our summer months are lit up by fireflies - these intriguing creatures that posses the magic of bioluminescence. Come out to Clark Nature Preserve as naturalist Keith Williams will regale us with the story of these fascinating creatures - from identification, to life cycle, to the science behind their lights.

Your Presenter: Keith Williams, Naturalist and Community Engagement Coordinator, Lancaster Conservancy

Keith is an environmental educator, naturalist, writer and photographer. He has a BS in Environmental Biology from Kutztown University and MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning from the Lesley University Audubon Expedition Institute. Keith was the founding Director of Education and is the past Executive Director of the NorthBay Education Foundation, one of the largest outdoor education programs in the US. He has served on the National Social Emotional Learning in Environmental Education Working Group, was appointed to the Maryland Governors Environmental Literacy Committee, and served on the Board of the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education for 12 years.

Where to Meet: the parking area at Clark Nature Preserve

What to Expect: This event is recommended for all ages (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) and will include a short, easy hike through a meadow. A port-a-john is available on-site. This event will be held rain or shine, with severe weather cancellations being made on-site at the time of the event.

What to Bring: Please bring any necessary water or snacks. Dress for the weather and a short hike.

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