Lightning Bugs: For the Awe of It!
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Noon - 1 p.m.
MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
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SPEAKER: Lynn Faust, The Lightning Bug Lady, Author, Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs, University of Georgia Press, 2017.
Lynn Frierson Faust, known to many as “the lightning bug lady”, is one of the world’s leading experts on lightning bugs, fireflies, and other illuminating insects. She will share her passion for lightning bugs and her new field guide: Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs, University of Georgia Press, 2017.
In a spirit of awe, Faust has given a true gift to amateur naturalists, backyard curiosity-seekers, and anyone else with an interest in these friendly, glowing creatures. This book, the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide to more than 70 eastern and central North American species, is in many ways a field guide. But it’s also more than that — lavish with extras and organized in beginner-friendly fashion.
Faust’s goal, she writes, is “to bring out the inner naturalist in each of you.” The passion, conversational style, and exhaustive knowledge make the book appropriate for just about anyone, while its scope and level of detail qualifies it as a definitive guide for even an expert firefly hunter. Lynn lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.