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Old 07-09-2007, 10:56 AM   #11
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I guess now that I think about it, there were no firefly sightings while we lived in Utah. As a PP said, it's the price to be paid for not having mosquitos, fleas, or heartworm. Come to think of it I don't remember having ticks out their either.

We have bugs galore here in VA !!
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #12
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I grew up in AZ and never saw a firefly until I went to PA w/DH (then just a BF) to meet his family. We spent quite awhile on his front lawn catching them and such. Even now I love to catch the fireflies when we are back there. Before that, I honestly thought they were just a a made up bug.......they certainly are pretty cool.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:09 AM   #13
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I used to love catching fireflies when I was little! Unfortunatly I haven't seen them for a while since I went to college in a city then moved to Boston.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #14
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Fireflies are one of the good things about NJ! They always looked like little bits of magic - like pixie dust - to me. This morning, a hummingbird hovered at my window, and the goldfinches are back swarming our echineachea in the driveway. We have a HUGE (I mean like 20-30)family of rabbits and their babies in the yard - despite teh dogs attempts otherwise, and a turkey family in the field next door.

Thanks for helping me remember these things - the little things I love about summer here one of those its so hot I don't even want to walk out to the mailbox!;-)
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #15
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threesmom, I understand it being so hot and not wanting to walk to the mailbox, heck right now it is pouring and that mail will stay there nice and dry until after it stops!

I wish we had bunnies here, and I have seen one male and female turkey in our yard but that was a while ago.

Every night I see the fireflies while it is still light out and I just have to go out and watch them, a couple of times by husband and bil and sil also joined me out there. I just love them!
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Ooo - summer afternoon storms - I like those too. I like to think they might cool things down, even when they don't. Maybe that storm will work it's way down.

And I never saw a turkey until I moved down here- always lived in NJ, but not quite this rural. The turkeys are sort of like deer here - all over. I swear they love to torment the dogs running up and down the other side of the fence!
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:05 PM   #17
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There are plenty of wild turkey in Bergen County, too. My mom sees them ALL the time, especially along the Palisades (Exit 5. Or 3, if you actually want an exit that's IN NJ )

I miss the fireflies. There are mosquitoes in Boston, but no fireflies.
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I like them too
I grew up with them and I always loved seeing them out at night...all lite up.
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