This Firefly Phenomenon In Massachusetts Will Enchant You In The Best Way Possible

There’s nothing like walking through a cool meadow on a summer evening and watching the air light up with thousands of glowing fireflies. Massachusetts is lucky enough to have a healthy population of fireflies, but catching this illuminating phenomenon requires a bit of planning. Here’s where and when to spot the best and the brightest displays.

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A word of caution: fireflies actually love the same kinds of environments that mosquitos crave, i.e. standing forest pools on muggy days. Be sure to wear bug spray if you don’t want to go home with more bites than memories.

You can participate in the Boston Museum of Science’s Firefly Watch program and learn more about fireflies in Massachusetts by clicking here. For more beautiful parks that are perfect for hunting glowing bugs, check out a list of our favorites here.