Friday 11 June 2021

Cold Lights on a warm Evening

Toby, Vicki and I were out Thursday evening searching for bats - and we heard some, not many but a few and probably sounds from a couple of species plus crickets, frogs - maybe 3 or 4 species amd Whip-poor-wills - a couple or so at a couple of sites along the Black River.

And fireflies:

And afterwards it began to rain. So did that mean a low pressure system with insects at ground level? And why we heard fewer bats?

Wise - what-do-I-know-about-bats - Oul' Bird


  1. Lovely pictures. How wonderful to think it’s the season for fireflies. I think these blinking, dancing tiny lights in the woods must have been the inspiration for fairies:
    "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
    And here on earth come emulating flies,
    That though they never equal stars in size,
    (And they were never really stars at heart)
    Achieve at times a very star-like start.
    Only, of course, they can't sustain the part."
    ― “Fireflies in the Garden” by Robert Frost

  2. Will H. Sapiens sustain its part? Or is already exiting from the stage? Out out brief candle! Light pollution will finally end and the stage lights will dim and finally go out. Covid or Ovid?