Fireflies... when was the last time you saw one?

Philippines
August 9, 2016 8:29am CST
As a kid, I used to see trees with fireflies at night and they look so magical. It is known that whenever there are fireflies, there's a fairy nearby or living on the tree. Today, I can't even remember when was the last time I saw one. I wonder where they are now? They seem to disappear without saying goodbye. Though it is expected since the trees they used to hang out are no longer there. There stood now a building and electricity lighted the area. Fireflies, it will be sad knowing you're no longer there but will be in my childhood memory, forever. (c) Photo from Google images.
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@shubhu3 (14222)
• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 16
I have seen one when I was a kid.I was very small.I used to get scared to see something shining in the dark night lol yet then my mother told me about them and then I was like alright heheheh.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 16
Hahaha. Really? You're scared with those shining in the dark. But I, on the other hand, was amazed. They looked magical.
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@shubhu3 (14222)
• New Delhi, India
12 Aug 16
@rachz_kisses Hhehe yeah I was very small.
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• Philippines
12 Aug 16
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@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Aug 16
Little flying flashlight-carrying insects. There's a festival held here in their honor.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
I've heard that a certain place is having Firely Festival. If I'm not mistaken it is held during the mating season of the insects.
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@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Aug 16
@rachz_kisses wonder if they can concentrate with an audience around them. lol
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 16
It has been many years for me as well since I saw a firefly.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
Maybe they went out to the woods. Don't want any human to bother them.
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Aug 16
@rachz_kisses Could be.
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@kepweng (9431)
28 Oct
they like fairies do you believe in faries?
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• Philippines
29 Oct
Yes they do look like fairies.
• Preston, England
18 Sep 16
only saw them once, in Spain - they look really magical
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• Philippines
19 Sep 16
Yes, they look magical. Haven't seen them lately though.
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@responsiveme (14225)
• India
12 Aug 16
I saw them just the other day...what a coincidence I thought I should do a post on them.Magical
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• Philippines
13 Aug 16
Oh. Lucky you. Yes, they're magical.
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@rina110383 (24149)
10 Aug 16
Been decades since I last saw them.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
Same here. It's been quite a while.
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• United States
9 Aug 16
yepperz, critters need their natural habitats'n order to survive. how sad that such's occurred 'n ya no longer 've not jest their presence, but that'f creatures that lived there :( i adored fireflies growin' 'p, there's none'n these arid parts. used to catch 'em, puttin' 'em'n mason jars 'n used 'em 's nightlights. my grannied let 'em go, 'f course, 'fter i'd drifted off to slumberland. tellin' me that the woodland fairies needed their assistance'n the darkness 'f night. wonderful memories!
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
Oh I can't hide my smile reading your comment @crazyhorseladycx...! Childhood memories seem to be alive with these lovely insects.
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@skysnap (17660)
9 Aug 16
Fireflies are indeed interesting. It's been a while since I last saw them.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
Same here. I wish I could have a glimpse of them again. I miss those magical moments when I saw them.
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@1creekgirl (9804)
• United States
9 Aug 16
Living in the country, we see many fire flies (or lightning bugs, as we call them!) Last night while my husband and I were sitting out back in our screened in "shack", we saw a solitary fire fly in the rain. I think it saw the blinking light from my cellphone and thought it had found a friend!
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• Philippines
10 Aug 16
Oh that poor thing!...
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@sabtraversa (12142)
• Italy
9 Aug 16
The last time I saw fireflies I was having a motorbike ride with my father in the countryside, last summer. Yes, they've become rare but in areas with little human activity they can still be spotted. My father is always surprised to see them, they're hard to find now and they bring him childhood memories as well.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Oh. You're so lucky. I agree they are rare nowadays. Wish I could spot them once again.
@shivamani10 (11135)
• Hyderabad, India
9 Aug 16
Oh....very nice topic. These are all childhood memories. I saw them when I was 9 years old. We use to play and run after them. A very good time pass
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Yes? It was fun remembering those times.