Seeing the flashes of fireflies turns a warm summer night into a magical light show.
But what is all that flashing about? We'll first spend some time inside discussing the science behind the glow, and then follow-up by exploring the trail to find fireflies at the sanctuary.
Learn how you can join a national network of community scientists by observing fireflies in your own backyard and helping scientists map our country's firefly population.
Suggested minimum age 5 and up.
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Kate Finch - Field Educator 021 - North River
Caroline Nowak - Field Educator - North River
Meet inside the Nature Center at Mass Audubon's North River Wildlife Sanctuary.
The first half of the program is inside, and the second half goes for a short walk, easy for kids, to try and find fireflies.
Directions to North River Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 2000 Main Street Marshfield, MA 02050
Driving North or South on Rt 3:
Take Exit 27 (Rt 139, Marshfield/Pembroke). Turn onto Rt 139 east and go 3 miles to Rt 3A. Turn left (north) and follow Rt 3A for 4.6 miles to sanctuary entrance on right.