29 June 2008
Maybe they just love the AC?
OK - I know I'm anthropomorphising in a big way, but I think the fireflies like us! We have a catch & release policy, but nearly every morning one or two fly back in when we open the front door. Did one of their friends get stuck in our house? Is it the firefly creed not to leave a fellow-firefly behind? Or do they like us - do they really, really like us? In any case, I think it's sweet. Even though my dad told me as a kid that lady bugs & fireflies (both members of the beetle family) would surely eat us if they were big enough (thanks dad - nice), I tend to think of them as friendly. I wonder if these firefly visitors will satiate my 7 year old's desire for his OWN pet?