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

Every summer, the yards and fields of Wisconsin light up with fireflies. These little beetles come out in the warm weather to attract mates with their bioluminescence. There are more than 2,000 species of firefly and each one has a slightly different light and pattern they use to attract mates.

Last year was one of the best years ever in Wisconsin for viewing these little lightning bugs and the conditions this spring mean we’re likely to see a similar burst of brilliantly lit yards this summer as well.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is located at 1111 E Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, WI 53217. For more information check out their website or their Facebook page. This is the event listing for the first Citizen Scientist Firefly Count.

Looking for another awesome Wisconsin summer light show? Check out how to watch the Perseids meteor shower right here at home.