Living Light: Fireflies, Light Pollution & What You Can Do To Help
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 • 5:30pm–6:30pm
About the Event
Why do fireflies flash? Because they want to be seen! But their unique bioluminescent signals can be obscured by street lamps, house lights, and other sources of nighttime light pollution — and if we’re not careful, our lights might extinguish theirs forever. Join entomologist Avalon C.S. Owens for an online talk about her doctoral research on this understudied aspect of firefly conservation, and to learn some simple solutions that can help fireflies, moths, and other nocturnal animals coexist with humans on our increasingly urbanized planet.
This program will be online via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available.