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Last night was the first time this summer the lightning bugs have arrived locally, signaling that the world has successfully turned another year.
At dusk, first a couple of strays flashed here and there, then all of a sudden there were many. And their numbers will continue to swell over the next few weeks.
Mister Tristan (the 5.5 year old human being, not the blog) first noticed these critters 3 years ago as a 2-year-old, looking out his window and saying "Flashing lights!" I posted about that wondrous event here, in a post I simply called Flashing Lights.
He was out there last night till well after dark, catching and releasing this year's brood.