Firefly appearance in Landour, Mussoorie!!

It’s first week of August and fireflies visited me again in the dark hours around midnight today. Although, I was getting reports of firefly sightings in and around Mussoorie, I didn’t witness them until one firefly entered my bedroom through the nearby Oak forest and flickered around. Last year on 4th of August, 2020, IContinue reading “Firefly appearance in Landour, Mussoorie!!”

Nature’s Lanterns Are Dimming!!!!

I am staying in Landour, Mussoorie since last two years , but I didnt observe any firefly species in the area. Local people also told me that they have also not seen fireflies in the area. This was in line with the global trend of disappearance, or migration, of these fascinating creatures. But, this yearContinue reading “Nature’s Lanterns Are Dimming!!!!”

Fireflies and Climate change in Landour, Mussoorie

We are all familiar with Fireflies or commonly known as lightning bugs. To me these creatures resemble ‘Nature’s lantern’ which can light up even the darkest corners. But these mystical and charismatic insects are actually beetles and nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged and are distinct from other luminescent insects ofContinue reading “Fireflies and Climate change in Landour, Mussoorie”