Firefly Watch

Closeup of firefly on leaf © Don Salvatore
© Don Salvatore

Spotting fireflies is a special part of warm summer nights, but lately, they seem to be disappearing from our landscape. For the past few years, Boston’s Museum of Science (MOS) along with university researchers, tracked these amazing insects through a citizen science project called Firefly Watch. 

Starting in Spring 2018, Mass Audubon will be taking over the project and will work with Tufts University to continue this exciting research.

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Sign up to receive updates on Firefly Watch, including when the project will be up-and-running for Spring 2018. Please note that even if MOS has your email, you will need to sign up with Mass Audubon.

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We look forward to watching for fireflies with you this spring and summer!