Fireflies Are Going Extinct. Here’s How to Help Save Them 22 Jul 20 ~ FmH ‘Turn off your outside lights. It’ll help fireflies find a mate, which is good for next summer’s populations. Plant some native trees in your yard. The larva of some species grows in rotten logs and forest canopy litter, so let the natural litter around them accumulate. Add water features to your landscaping. Most fireflies thrive around standing water. That doesn’t, however, include swimming pools: Fireflies eat the grubs, snails and smaller insects around natural ponds and streams, and those food sources don’t live in chemically treated environments. Skip the chemicals. Even if fireflies don’t ingest a chemical pesticide directly, they will likely ingest other insects that have been poisoned. Instead, opt for natural options, especially for lawn fertilizers. Don’t over-mow the lawn. It’s where a lot of fireflies hang out during the day, and frequent mowing can disturb them. In fact, planting long grasses can attract even more fireflies to your yard….’ — via Lifehacker SharePrintEmailMorePocketWhatsAppTelegramTweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Interesting! I’ve seen more fireflies this year than in the past. ________________________________
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