Did you know that fireflies or lightning bugs are actually beetles? These bioluminescent bugs use their glow to attract prey, for mating, and sometimes even as a defense mechanism! These wonderful creatures thrive in meadows, forests, fields, and other natural habitats, but numbers are declining due to human land development. Come find out what you can do to keep them in your backyard and what scientists are learning from their special light. We’ll begin with an interactive discussion and then watch the nighttime magic as the fireflies rise from the prairie.