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Below are reports from Germany, listed in date order, alphabetically by city.
July 4, 1999: A reader writes: I now live and work in Heidelberg, Germany, but I'm originally from
Scotland. I saw my first ever fireflies on the 3rd of July, 1999 in the
woods around Heidelberg, walking home from work around eleven at night.
There were many fireflies around, with (presumably) females stationary
on grass and on branches, and males flying around displaying very bright
These woods are very close to houses and to street lights and I was
surprised to see fireflies so close to sources of light. I wonder if
they can discriminate between firefly light and other natural (the moon)
and man-made sources of light at night?
I was very impressed by these insects and felt a sense of wonder I could
only recall from my childhood. That's why I found your web page. Hope
you are successful in your project to encourage fireflies in your
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