Synchronous Fireflies In South Carolina Are A Natural Wonder You Can Only Experience For A Few Weeks Each Year

When was the last time you saw a firefly? Many of us have memories of chasing “lightning bugs” in our youth, but did you do it here and did you know how rare fireflies in South Carolina are? We have good news though: they are here and you can see them for a few fleeting weeks each spring. Here’s more on the two forests in which they can be found:.

Don’t pass up the chance to see fireflies in South Carolina!

Here’s some more info from Congaree National Park about this year’s synchronous firefly event: In an effort to disturb the mating ritual of this beetle as little as possible, the park’s gates will close to visitors each day at 4 p.m. from May 15 – May 29. If you were lucky enough to win the ticket lottery you’ll be permitted to enter after dark on the night of your ticket. For the rest of us, we can plan a trip to Congaree soon after May 29th in an attempt to hopefully still get to see the fireflies. Learn more about the firefly event at Congaree National Park here. FYI: Except for the weeks when the park closes early to protect the fireflies, Congaree National Park is open 24 hours a day and admission is free.

If you’re interested in trying your luck at seeing fireflies at Francis Beidler Forest, you can  purchase a ticket for a night walk at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest here. Night walk tickets are $12.

 

 

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Address: Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA
Address: Audubon's Beidler Forest Sanctuary, 336 Sanctuary Rd #3324, Harleyville, SC 29448, USA
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Address: Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA
Address: Audubon's Beidler Forest Sanctuary, 336 Sanctuary Rd #3324, Harleyville, SC 29448, USA