Winter Lecture Series: Glowing, Glowing, Gone: Fireflies of the Eastern & Central United States with Ben Pfeiffer (Feb. 12, 2023)

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Sunday, February 12 2:00 pm
End
Sunday, February 12 3:00 pm

Free

Prepare for an enlightening virtual journey to learn about the fireflies (Lampyridae) of the Eastern and Central United States and why they are currently disappearing. Explore the bioluminescent creatures in-depth that, from spring to fall, light up the evenings at dusk. You’ll discover why fireflies flash and how they communicate with potential mates using light. Ben Pfeiffer will present his research findings on Texas firefly taxa with a focus on fireflies found in nearby river basins and riparian areas. He will also discuss how to create a good habitat for fireflies, native plants that help them and ways you can help save many of these special species from extinction.

Ben Pfeiffer is the founder of Firefly Conservation & Research at Firefly.org, a nonprofit dedicated to firefly conservation and education. Pfeiffer is a well-known public speaker and science educator working to document the diversity of fireflies in Texas, as well as their natural history, including their life cycle, preferred habitat and unique flash patterns. His research is helping to illuminate the state’s incredibly rich firefly diversity so that others can work to preserve and enjoy it. Pfeiffer studied biology at Texas State University and is a certified master naturalist. He is a sixth generation Texan who has spent most of his life working to understand Texas ecology and its unique diversity.

Ben will be joining us virtually for this program.

Program Fee: $18 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

The 2023 Winter Lecture Series is brought to you, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Bucks County Foundation.

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All lectures are held in-person and virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.

Program Fee: $18 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes 2 hours before the start of the class. The link will come from education@bhwp.org.

If you need help with registration, please email education@bhwp.org. If you need assistance with your membership code, please contact membership@bhwp.org.

An email with the virtual Zoom Webinar link will be sent after registration closes.

This lecture is part of our Winter Lecture Series. This popular series features presentations by regionally renowned experts on eight Sundays in January and February, from 2 to 3 pm. Knowledgeable lecturers address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants, native wildlife and other related topics.

The 2023 Winter Lecture Series is brought to you, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Bucks County Foundation.

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