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On warm summer nights, the flickering glow of fireflies would light up the back yard of my family home. The magical sight left me mesmerized as these tiny flying lights blinked their way into my heart.
However, today fireflies are disappearing, threatened by habitat loss, light pollution, pesticides, and even commercial harvesting. We can conserve firefly populations by protecting biodiversity hotspots thatsupport firefly species, and by prohibiting the harvesting of wild fireflies. We can also turn off our outside lights, reduce our use of toxic chemicals, and create natural firefly habitats. I hope these fabulous florescent friends will be around for future generations. The world would not be so bright without fireflies to watch at night.