Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. We will read a story, learning about behavior, life cycle, and why they glow. As part of Woods of Wonder, we will use our sense to explore the area at dusk, testing our sight.
These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in the Wisconsin between July 1 and August 26th and Illinois between May 8th and October 5th, so we are sure to see a few.
Please register with Welty Environmental Center to let us know that you are coming or call 608-362-6212.