Summertime means one thing and one thing only: fireflies. Whether you’re a long-time lover or are just now experiencing their beauty for the first time, there’s no doubt that you’re infatuated and perplexed by these creatures.
If you’re noticing a lack of fireflies in your yard and miss them from your childhood, worry not! There are actually techniques and tactics you can partake in to bring the fireflies to center-stage of your backyard, and that’s exactly where we want them to be.
Fireflies are the phenomenon of warmer weather, and they give us a reason to get out at nighttime and enjoy the summer breeze amongst nature’s most fascinating creatures. Despite the dwindling population of fireflies in recent times, there are tricks of the trade you can try that will bring them back to your yard and glowing brighter than ever.
LET THE GRASS GROW
Fireflies thrive in high grass areas, as it’s a part of their ideal natural habitat and they love tall grasses.
Fireflies are nocturnal. During the day, they hide from predators in the foliage of grass, low shrubs, perennials, and ground covers. You won’t find many fireflies in a Wal-Mart parking lot. You will, however, finds lots of cars with their doors tied on.
CREATE A WATER ENVIRONMENT
Fireflies loved pond,water,lakes and rivers. so make an artificial pond for them to attract or create a wet areas.
Fireflies generally feed on nectar and pollen. so install few nectar pollen plants like (Bermuda grass, blackberry,blueberry,Alfalfa,Dandelion ,willow,white clover, sunflower, raspberry, chikoo, fragrant marigold, aster and many more
Here is the list of fruit and vegetable plants which have nectar for bees:- Pears ,Apples ,Peaches ,Kiwi Fruit,Kale,Cherries ,Passion Fruit,Apricots ,Melons,Plums ,Onions ,Carrots ,Turnips ,Peas ,Runner beans ,Broad beans ,Corgettes,Squashes, pumpkins, gourds ,Cucumbers,Tomatoes ,Peppers ,Aubergines ,Blackberries ,Raspberries ,Logan berry ,Cranberry,Strawberries,Blueberry , Currants,Avocado ,Macademia Nut ,Almonds
SWITCH OFF THE LIGHTS
How you will see a firefly when light is on ?! So, always keep your yard lights Off.
DO NOT USE PESTICIDE
Pesticides is the main reason the firefly population is dying out. This is sad for many reasons, mainly because they’re what make summer nights, well . . . summer nights. Ditch the insecticides and you’ll notice an increase of these beautiful insects in your own very yard.
Honestly speaking you dont see fireflies in urban areas…sad but true
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