Ottawa alight with the glow of fireflies - Ottawa - CBC News

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By CBC News Ottawa, August 7, 2017

If you think you are seeing more fireflies in the nation's capital this summer, you are not alone.

Many people in Ottawa have reported seeing the bioluminescent bugs flying around their urban gardens or at the soccer field.

"We're seeing pretty good numbers this year and then also surprisingly even in urbanized areas … we are getting a lot of reports of more fireflies than have been out recently," said Marc Branham, a professor at the University of Florida who has studied fireflies for more than 20 years.