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Evening Firefly Watch

June 28, 2024 Midnight

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Experience a magical summer firefly light show on Friday, June 28, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Join Dale Abrams, regional education manager for Mass Audubon in western Massachusetts, to learn about the lives and habitat needs of fireflies, and view their ephemeral glowing light. After a brief indoor introduction, we’ll take a twilight stroll around the gardens and meadows for firefly viewing while keeping our eyes open for the stars and planets, and listening for twilight birds and mammals. Participants will also learn ways to support firefly health in their yard and community.

Dale Abrams, the education coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries, is a lifelong naturalist whose specialties include birding, wildlife tracking, and forest and wetland ecosystem studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Humboldt State University in California and a master’s in environmental studies from Antioch University New England. Dale has worked as a naturalist for state parks in California, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the Fish and Wildlife Service in Puerto Rico, and many environmental education organizations. His home base for the past 17 years has been in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where he explores the diverse ecosystems and rich cultural history of the Northeast.

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