What would childhood be like without fireflies? For that matter, what would adulthood be without them? Sadly, the firefly population is vanishing, but it doesn't have to be that way. Your favorite littles can help save the day by participating in the Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project.
You can also enlist your budding environmentalist's help to create a firefly-friendly yard. It's as simple as turning off lights and planting trees.
Teaching children to love and care for nature is among the best gifts we can give them. And the best way to bestow this gift is through our own example and efforts. It's their planet to inherit, after all.