Concord, Massachusetts 01742
Why do fireflies flash? Because they want to be seen! In this talk, Avalon Owens will share all that she has learned about these magical insects over 7+ years of firefly research. In honor of oncoming summer, she will focus on firefly courtship, one of the most romantic forms of sexual communication in the natural world! She will teach you how to interpret the lightning bug love language, and recommend a few local sites where, come summer, you can see the most beautiful 'light shows' in the Boston area - and how to keep these lights shining for generations to come.
Avalon Owens is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at Tufts University, where she studies the impact of light pollution on North American fireflies. She earned her Masters degree in Entomology from National Taiwan University, and her B.A. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University.
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