Walkin' on the Wild Side

Fabulous Fireflies

June 18, 2021 Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight Season 1 Episode 2
Walkin' on the Wild Side
Fabulous Fireflies
Show Notes

Join Marvin and Gabrielle Bouknight to learn more about fabulous fireflies.  We'll share some memories of fireflies, favorite stories, talk about the biology of fireflies and share much more about these amazing insects.

Listeners will hear:     

Firefly memories of childhood  

Biology and classification of fireflies  

Discuss different species   

Science of the flash and how it is inspiring new advances in technology  

The mysterious sychronized fireflies of different areas in the United States and beyond  

Hear about how a young Japanese man saved fireflies in Japan  

Threats facing fireflies. 

How you can make a difference  

Here are some resources discussed in our podcast:     

 https://xerces.org/endangered-species/fireflies/about  

https://www.treehugger.com/why-are-fireflies-disappearing-4868708  

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/22/why-lights-going-out-fireflies-conservation-pollution  

https://inhabitat.com/scientists-to-use-firefly-bioluminescence-to-create-energy-free-lighting/  

https://phys.org/news/2016-04-scientists-fireflies-oled-efficiency.html  

https://www.firefly.org  

https://undark.org/2017/06/01/sake-their-glow-moriyama-japan-fireflies/     

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