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|Presented by||Museum of Science, Boston|
|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
|Help scientists track firefly populations.|
|Count male/female fireflies in your backyard, 15 mins/night.|
You can pre-register for this project!
Firefly Watch combines an annual summer evening ritual with scientific research.
Boston's Museum of Science has teamed up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track the fate of these amazing insects. With your help, we will monitor population numbers of fireflies and determine what might be affecting their numbers. Participating in this project is also a wonderful way to learn more about these most enchanting and fascinating creatures.
It's easy to participate in Firefly Watch. Basically, we want to know if you have fireflies in your backyard (or in a nearby field if you don't have a backyard) and how their numbers are changing over time.