Firefly Festival At High Bridge

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The community is invited to witness the spectacular sight of synchronous fireflies by the thousands in the treetops below High Bridge on Saturday, June 13. Meet with a park ranger for a brief explanation of these luminous insects. The new moon this year will provide excellent dark contrast with the star-field above and the living “stars” around and below.
A guest retired entomologist from Virginia Tech, Paul Semtner, will be available afterward at the approach to High Bridge with insect collections he has complied through his long career. Paul will be available at light traps to identify local insects. Last year, several kinds of giant silk worm moths, including a perfect mint-green Luna moth, were collected.
Arrive at River Road parking area by 8:30 p.m. to have enough time to walk the mile to High Bridge. The program is free, but a $4 parking fee applies at the River Road parking lot.

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