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New England Fireflies: Learning to Appreciate and Preserve Them

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

As we approach the peak of firefly season when so many of us share a childlike wonder at the lighting shows that these striking bioluminescent beetles (yes, they’re beetles, not flies) can display. Dr. Christopher Cratsley will give us insight into their behavior, and have we can take a role in preserving the many different species of fireflies. We will learn about how researchers have begun to uncover many of the unique features that have shaped their evolutionary diversification. Sadly, we also learn how we may now be in the process of losing much of this biodiversity. In this presentation, we will discuss what makes New England fireflies so special and how the Firefly Watch project is working to understand and protect them.

Dr. Cratsley is the Director of Assessment at Fitchburg State University. He served as a Professor of Biology, interim Department Chair of Biology and Chemistry and Graduate Program Chair for Biology and Science Education before taking on his current role. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Undergraduate Teacher’s Education Program from Brown University and his doctoral degree in Biology at Tufts University. Among other interests, Dr. Cratsley has devoted much of his research to studying fireflies and is actively involved in the Firefly Watch citizen science project.

This event is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Library. A registration link will be provided when available.

Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

New Canaan Land Trust
Phone:
203-972-1270
Email:
info@newcanaanlandtrust.org
Website:
newcanaanlandtrust.org

Venue

New Canaan Library
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
203-594-5000
Website:
https://newcanaanlibrary.org