Firefly Walk at Kingsley Plantation

Not a Sierra Club event, but a GREAT opportunity!

We are having a night walk with firefly viewing this Friday evening, April 26, as part of National Park Week.

Join us for a two mile walk to view the sunset and experience the fireflies of Ft. Gearge Island! You'll also get information briefings from the Park Ranger during the walk. Caution, this may not be good for small children if they get spooked walking in the woods in the dark!

Park in the lot outside of the slave quarters row. Please be there by 6:45.

Call[masked] for more info and to register for the walk.

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  • Lizzie

    Don, you're so sweet. Thought you were "pulling my leg" again, as we know you enjoy so much! Your explanation of the origin of the "Pink Moon" is what I've been told as well. A lovely evening that reminded me of my childhood days chasing fireflies shared with so many special people.

    April 28, 2013

  • Don

    Bringing a jar.

    April 22, 2013

    • Rosemary

      What is a Lizzie moon?

      April 27, 2013

    • Don

      Native Americans named 12 full moons for the year, one for each month. April’s was named the Pink Full Moon. That name was given as wild pink phlox typically began covering great expanses during April. Now, there weren't any Native Americans named "Lizzie" so far as I know, but I decided after the wondrous evening on the firefly walk that the day-after-full-moon that was so beautiful that night deserved a special name. One hiker and I talked about full moon names that night, and how bedazzled we were by that luminous orb on our drives home, so in her honor I decided the April day-after-full-moon should evermore be named "the Lizzie Moon." You know, men of a certain age (not just Native Americans) are entitled to make up rules, names, and observances that seem reasonable (so I've been told), and I invoked that privilege to create a new commemoration. I will never forget the magic of that night, and now April's day-after-full-moon will be forever etched in my memory as "the Lizzie Moon."

      1 · April 27, 2013

  • Marta W.

    It was a perfect way to spend a Friday evening from the drive into the Kingsley Plantation to hiking in the dark with fireflies flitting all around us. In between, we had a delightful, informed ranger with mystical stories about the beautiful sunset by the water, and how the firefly came to be. Thanks for planning the event!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super meetup with a diverse group of folks! The fireflys were magnificant along with a gorgous sunset with a gently breeze waterside! The drive to Kingsley Plantation is worth a drive in itself with magnificant oaks entwined creating a canopy of santuary. Nice evening in a peaceful spot !

    April 27, 2013

  • Brenda

    Wow, what a great time. Beautiful sunset , great hike , wonderful fireflies
    . Great ranger & super people. Fantastic evening.

    April 26, 2013

    • sherry s.

      Totally agree with all of the comments; magical evening; great Ranger and staff

      April 27, 2013

  • nena

    Magical!

    April 27, 2013

  • Shanti S.

    Great ranger led walk with millions of fire flys

    April 26, 2013

  • Don

    There was magic in this night, from the sense of souls set free at last, to the brilliant multicolored sunset, topped by the sight of darkening woods filled with fireflies blinking their golden code, and completed by a beautiful Lizzie moon in a cloudless sky. Pure Magic. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and to all the hikers who helped make the magic happen.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Caitlin

    I'll bring my 18 month old daughter in her back carrier too.

    April 22, 2013

  • Trey A.

    Not gonna make it but wanna let everyone know its worth the trip! Went out there last week and it was an amazing experience. Quite the light show!

    1 · April 22, 2013

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