Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wild Outdoor Wednesday

Photuris lucicrescens
by Bruce Marlin


A couple weeks ago I was backing up files to my external hard drive. I turned off the light and noticed the hard drive was blinking every now and then - a blue-green flash of light.

Over on the window, a firefly answered with it's own flashing code.

So this week, let's head outside after dark to watch the fireflies. Try to capture their colors and  flash patterns as they zip through the sky.

You can get involved with citizen science projects at Firefly Watch or if  you live in Utah and the western US, check out this Firefly Citizen Science Project.

Remember to take your sketchbook or journal with unlined pages, something to draw and write with, and something to add color ~ watercolors, colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue!

    Your blog is fabulous! I'm going to share with the science people at my school. It's inspiring too.

    I still owe you Lynda Barry's book since you won the draw when commenting on my post from Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's notebook site. If you want to drop me a line at stefanie(dot)cole(at)ddsb(dot)ca with your address, I'll send one out to you. I appreciated your thoughtful words.