Gloucester County Firefly Festival

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The festival includes a number of fun, educational stations scattered along a three-quarter mile, self-guided, loop trail. We recommend people arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 pm and allow an hour to complete the walk. Some species appear at dusk; some appear later, as it gets darker. Bring a flashlight. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Poets, scientists and people of all ages have long been fascinated by fireflies (lightning bugs). A familiar sight in some parts of the US, fireflies are the fairies of summer nights. Viewing “nature’s light show” is part of the magic of growing up in New Jersey. But there are fewer and fewer fireflies. Join us as we explore the world of fireflies… the Night Country… and how you can help fireflies be a part of our landscape for years to come.

WHERE: From Rt. 553 (Woodbury-Glassboro Rd) turn west onto Bark Bridge Rd. Park in the lot on the left. The loop trail begins and ends here at a Welcome Tent. Please car pool, as space for parking is limited.

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free but we request that people pre-register so we can anticipate numbers. Please email to: [masked] Tell your name, number of people in your group, number of children.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 30th, same times.

Sponsored by Gloucester County Nature Club
in cooperation with:
The Friends of Tall Pines Preserve
Mantua Twp Environmental Commission
Wenonah Environmental Commission
Pitman Environmental Commission
Washington Twp Environmental Commission
Deptford Environmental Commission