Check out fireflies in two locations in Smithfield

Check out fireflies in two locations in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – The Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road in Smithfield, is hosting an evening of celebrating fireflies on Friday, July 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Visitors will learn how fireflies use their flickering lights to communicate and how to recognize them during the day. They can make a glowing firefly craft and end the evening by going out to the fields to watch for their blinking displays.

The event is open for children ages 6 and up. The cost is $10 for member adults, $5 for member children, $14 for nonmember adults, and $7 for nonmember children.

Rain date is July 13.

Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org .

On Thursday, July 18, Revive the Roots at Mowry Commons, 374 Farnum Pike in Smithfield, is hosting a firefly walk from 8 to 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Visitors can bring flashlights for the event, described as “a magical evening garden walk,” and can enjoy campfire camaraderie and watch for fireflies by the light of a full moon, states a release.

“Last summer was a great year for fireflies here, and we’re starting to see them again this summer,” said Hannah Martin, community builder at Revive the Roots. “We thought it would be a nice thing to share with people.”

Trails on the property will be lit with markers, Martin said, and members of Revive the Roots will be there to serve as guides.

Admission is free but there is a $5 suggested donation to Revive the Roots, which creates ecologically regenerative and dynamic social spaces through the education and practice of permaculture. For more information, visit revivetheroots.org .