The night isn't a quiet place. Bring some lawn chairs out in the yard and gather your family as the sun goes down. Listen to the different animals -- birds, bugs, bats and amphibians -- that liven up the dark. Using a nature guide for your area, see how many different critters you can identify by sight or sound. When it gets totally dark, turn on a porch light and stand back as moths flock to it. Use a digital camera to capture images of the different types of flying bugs that show up. Then use The University of Georgia's Discover Life tool to identify your moths. The mapping feature will let you see where else around the world they live.
If your family gets really engrossed in night life, consider pitching a tent for a backyard campout.
by 4kidz916January 28, 2013 at 8:21 AM
We spend alot of time outside in our backyard. We're next to a woods with all sorts of critters and creatures though so I think we'll skip the camping out. lol
Awww!! You gotta taka a vacay somewhere that has them!
I have never in my life seen them. We dont have them in washington.
I know! Isn't that sad??? :(
I call them lightning bugs.
We do this a lot. Funny thing, there are not as many fireflies at night as there were when I was a child. My 6 y/o loves them.
by GypsiSkyJanuary 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM
We sit out on our patio a lot during the warmer weather and enjoy the sunsets... It's beautiful.