Blue Ghost Firefly Tours

Late May

A Blue Ghost Firefly tour is a not-to-be-missed Blue Ridge experience. This endemic species of firefly only flies for about three weeks at the beginning of each summer; during their peak nights, we'll take you for a magical walk through a Blue Ghost "fairy village" and explain their fascinating natural history. In optimal conditions, we will also view "Dismalites" (Orfelia fultoni), a rarely-seen predatory fly larva who use their glow to lure other insects.

"Searching for Love" by Spencer Black |

Later in the summer, nightwalks will include searches for foxfire (phosphorescent fungi), glowworms, owls, spider eyes, and other nocturnal lights and delights.  


Custom Night Walks: April-September

Blue Ghosts: May