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New Canaan Library: Fireflies: Protecting our Jewels of the Night

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Event Details from New Canaan Library

Fireflies are surely among our greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic. For centuries their ethereal beauty has sparked wonder and inspired poets, artists, and children of all ages. Yet they hold so many mysteries! Please join a special joint program between New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Land Trust to learn how they got their bright lights, explore their remarkable lifestyles, hear how human activities put fireflies at risk, and find out how you can help protect these dazzling creatures.

There will be a reception from 6pm-6:30pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm.

About the Speaker: Sara Lewis is a biologist and professor emerita at Tufts who has spent the past thirty years studying firefly behavior, ecology, and evolution. She currently coordinates global firefly conservation efforts as co-chair of the IUCN Firefly Specialist Group. In addition to writing numerous scientific articles, Prof. Lewis has given a TED talk and has written popular articles for Scientific American, Undark, CNN, The Guardian, and National Wildlife. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and BBC, along with numerous radio shows and podcasts. She is also the author of Silent Sparks:The Wondrous World of Fireflies, an entertaining and highly accessible journey into their luminous lives.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
New Canaan Library
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies By Sara Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691162683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - April 26th, 2016