Experience A Dazzling Firefly Light Show In The Forest At America’s Great Smoky Mountain

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Experience A Dazzling Firefly Light Show In The Forest At America’s Great Smoky Mountain

How about sitting in a dark, dense forest and experiencing a light show? No, not a pre-planned light show by some lighting specialist, but a natural phenomenon. It sounds so interesting and surreal, doesn’t it? Well, now you can actually experience it. Witness the mesmerising annual gathering of beautiful fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the USA. This natural light show is surely worth your time!

Firefly Light Show In The Great Smoky Mountains

Synchronous fireflies are one of the firefly species that are found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the USA. These fireflies are one of the rarest species and come back to this place for their mating season. Imagine witnessing this beautiful natural phenomenon in a forest under the open sky! Simply surreal! 

This unbelievable display of bioluminescence is so famous that one has to participate and win a lottery to witness its beauty. With an intention to save and protect the habitat of fireflies, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) limits the number of audience members for the light show. Hence, the people who win the lottery are the only ones who get to witness this. 

firefly
credits: wallpaperflare

Also Read: With Folk Music, Dance, Raps And More, Kerala Welcomes Its First Vande Bharat Express

Mating Ritual Of Synchronous Fireflies

This rare type of fireflies returns to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in order to carry on with their mating ritual. Usually, these beautiful creatures light up the sky between mid-May and mid-June. 

Their little flashes light up the entire sky, and this lighting up has a reason for it. All the fireflies light up with the intention of finding their mate. Males fly around and flashlights, while females stay stationary and light up in response.

The colours flash in harmony and span from a greenish-yellow to blue or white. The coordinated flashing of the males, according to the National Park Service (NPS), is done to set them apart from the more than a dozen other species of fireflies that also inhabit the area. 

The lottery for vehicle passes will be available from April 28, 10 am onward. You can purchase them until May 1. All the winners will be informed about the same on May 11. 

Also Read: Uorfi Javed Denied Entry To A Restaurant In Mumbai,Says Treating Her Differently Is Not OK 

Are you interested? Let us know below!

Cover Image Courtesy: Unsplash