For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for in a mate?
Join Sara M. Lewis, PhD, of the Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology Department of Tufts University on Monday, June 13 at 7 pm at the Arnold Arboretum for a presentation as she dives into the fascinating world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these beloved insects. Hear dramatic stories of birth, courtship, romance, sex, deceit, poison, and death among fireflies.
Following the lecture, look for fireflies at the edge of the Arboretum’s wet meadow. Sarah’s recently published book, Silent Sparks, will be available for sale and signing. $5 for Arboretum members, $10 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu.