Fireflies

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

1011 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Brown Bag Program presented by Tracy Evans

Join us for a dose of summer during the January Brown Bag. The Museum of Science in Boston hosted a citizen science project called “Firefly Watch” from 2008-2016. Adult firefly flashes along with information on the habitat and weather conditions of the observations were collected from more than a dozen foreign countries and 40 of 48 contiguous United States. Dr. Tracy Evans began her research as a Firefly Watch participant. Then she and her colleagues went on to use data from the publicly available database to analyze the relationship of firefly abundance to the weather variables of temperature, precipitation, and soil moisture. Dr. Evans will present general information about fireflies and the results of her research project.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. The Collections Center must be accessed from the new gate on Ash St. and approached from 11th Street or further east due to the rail closure at Ash and 10 ½ Streets. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

 

Tracy Evans

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