Firefly Watch! Citizen Science Project

Firefly Watch! Citizen Science Project
Thursdays through August 5th in the Berkshires

Firefly Watch combines an annual summer evening ritual with scientific research. Participation requires just a fraction of your time. (Photo credit: James Jordan)

Fireflies are faithful harbingers of summer, but are they disappearing? If so, then why? Help scientists answer these questions by becoming a Firefly Watch Citizen Scientist. Firefly Watch was originally developed by The Museum of Science in Boston, and has taken off around the country with thousands of people participating each year.

This summer join the Berkshire Museum and Department of Conservation and Recreation every Thursday this summer through August 5th at 9:15 pm, to count fireflies in a meadow. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitors Center(30 Rockwell Road in Lanesborough, 1.5 miles off US Route 7). Bring a flashlight, a pencil & pad of paper, and a stopwatch. Appropriate for all ages, especially families. Activity takes about 15 minutes. Dress appropriately for evening conditions, as bug spray is not recommended. In the event of rain program is canceled.

For more information call the Mount Greylock Visitors Center: (413) 499-4262.

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