I grew up in the Cleveland area- so I kind of took lightning bugs (aka fireflies) for granted.

The glowing-ass of these insects was just another part of summertime fun like the ice cream man and the trucks that went around spraying poison in the air to kill mosquitoes.

But then I spent a lot of time living out west and overseas where, in case you didn’t already know, they don’t have nocturnal, glowy-assed insects.

There are a lot of things I missed about living in Ohio- but I never would have included lightning bugs in that list until tonight.

Here’s a photo of the first one I saw this year…

It’s nice to be home.

  • DrNotta

    You betcha. They’ve been here in southern Ohio for at least three weeks now. The summer I had to spend in Florida a couple of years ago was stressful for a lot of reasons, but I really missed the lightning bugs.

  • We had them where I grew up as well and it was an integral part of my childhood experience. My girls love them as well. Given the choice though, I might choose to live out west. 😉

    Glowy-assed. ROFL.

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