Thursday, April 29, 2021

Registration Opening May 1 - 9th Annual PA Firefly Festival June 25 & 26 In Forest County + Glow & Know Campouts

Registration will open May 1 for the
2021 PA Firefly Festival to be held June 25 and 26 in Tionesta, Forest County.  The Festival includes nature exhibits, presentations, firefly experts, music and firefly tours.

Registration for these events will be $30 per person and are strictly limited to 50 people per night, so please register for one night--

-- Click Here to register for June 25 - 7:00 p.m. to Midnight;

-- Click Here to register for June 26 - 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Glow & Know Campouts

The PA Firefly Festival is also sponsor four unique camping experiences at several locations--

-- June 9: Scarlett Knob in Ohiopyle, Fayette County.  Click Here to register.

-- June 19: Camp Lutherlyn in Butler County. Click Here to register.

-- June 23: Kellettville Campground, Forest County.  Click Here to register.

These campouts are restricted to 15 campers (not including children under 10).  Registration is $100 per camper (children under 10 are free). 

Registration includes campsite fees, firewood, meals, program materials, activities and firefly presentations.  These campouts offer a complete firefly and nature immersion experience for the novice to the expert camper. 

Participants can even participate in the firefly research and community science firefly watch projects.

Click Here to sign up for notification of events and updates on the PA Firefly Festival.

State Insect

The firefly-- Photuris pennsylvania (De Geer) is the official state insect of Pennsylvania.  Click Here to learn how it was named in 1974.

For more information, visit the 2021 PA Firefly Festival website. Click Here for the latest Festival newsletter.

Related Article:

-- DCNR Good Natured Blog: Pennsylvania Fireflies

[Posted: April 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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