CLERMONT, Ky. — Growing up in Kentucky or most anywhere in the middle to southeastern U.S., watching, catching, and releasing fireflies on warm summer nights is very likely a childhood memory. Children and adults alike are spellbound by their mysterious light flashing and hovering as they seem to rise and float over the ground. The month of June is a peak performance month for many species of fireflies, and Bernheim provides a protective habitat for enjoying this annual light show.
Join Bernheim Naturalists on Fridays in June from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for this opportunity to make new memories with your family while learning more about these mysterious and mesmerizing creatures.
Firefly Fridays are part of Bernheim at Night programming, which provides ample opportunities to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and be awed by the vastness of space.
Full Strawberry Moon Hike
Experience the mystery of a full moon hike and a lunar eclipse through the early spring landscape on Tuesday, June 15, from 9 to 11 p.m. The hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections.
Creatures of the Night: In Search of the Blue Ghost
On Friday, June 24 from 9 to 11:30 p.m., join us for the last Firefly Friday of the month with In Search of the Blue Ghost, a great opportunity to experience the Blue Ghost Firefly, Phausis reticulata, with its amazing, unusual continuous glowing display. We can’t guarantee that we will find it, but we will have beautiful displays of many species of fireflies and enjoy the hunt!
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