Firefly Reports from Mississippi
Selected by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

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Please include your city/town and state, and the date of your sighting. Include as many details as you can, such as numbers of fireflies, location (rural/city/wooded area, etc), temperature, time, and so on. Thanks for helping with this project.

Below are reports from Mississippi, listed in date order, alphabetically by city.


May 8, 2002: Myra writes: I live in Biloxi, Mississippi. I do not go out very much at night so I would not be apt to see very many fireflies. I was raised in Ohio and we used to see them all the time. Last night I was up in the middle of the night and I noticed some lights up in the tops of the trees. Lots of bright lights flickering. I know it had to be fireflies but don't actually remember their lights being quite that bright. There are quite a few very high trees in the backyard and the swamp south of my house. These fireflies were up in the very tops. It actually was a beautiful sight. I am going to check tonight and see if they are there again.

A reader notes: I was at a friends new house whose property is in Gulfport, Mississippi, on the back bay waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is an untouched wooded area that separates the house from the water's edge. I had seen fireflies at my house while in my swimming pool at night--but not like at my friends house. What a sight it was! We were on the back porch of the house. There must have been hundreds of them. The only way I can describe the experience is that it was almost like a fairy tale... a shimmering, sparkling magical look. I wish I had a picture to show. I hope some fireflies come to visit you : )

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