2023 Firefly Peak Season Viewings

Thank you to everyone who visited the Firefly Sanctuary during Peak Season 2023! We were excited to welcome many out-of-state guests from places such as San Diego, Utah, and Rhode Island!

Our 2023 Peak Season is now over. Please check here in Spring 2024 for information on the 2024 Peak Season.

Firefly Resources

A painting of a firefly meadow by Bill McDonald

  • The New Canaan Land Trust and our firefly neighbors Bill and Mary-Ellen McDonald were featured in the New York Times article “A Summer Spectacle Where Fireflies Are the Guiding Light.” If you don’t have a New York Times subscription, you can view a PDF of the article here
  • Learn more about Firefly Conservation and the Firefly Sanctuaries. Visit Bill McDonald’s website, FireflyConservation.org, which features his Conservation Handbook and photos, paintings, and videos of fireflies and their habitats. You can read more about how Bill raises fireflies in this article.
  • The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. You can watch their videos on firefly conservation on their YouTube page.