Fireflies and the light they emit in the evening have fascinated people of all ages for generations.

People can learn more about insects and their “flashy” way of attracting mates at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Insects: Firefly Frolic” from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on June 18 at Living Memorial Park in Springfield (4323 S. Nature Center Way). People can register at: https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/177135.

At this program, people can learn about the habits and characteristics of flreflies from a number of education stations manned by staff from MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. People will also have a chance to catch some fireflies at this event, which is open to all ages. Participants will be asked to wear a mask and to social distance.

People wanting more information about this event can call the nature center at 417-888-4237.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.

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