Fireflies are fluttering about the trees, adding magic to the warm summer nights. Although I've studied these amazing creatures closely and know they're winged beetles, I still daydream that lightning bugs are fairies in disguise. Their soft glow is enchanting. It makes me gloomy that the world's firefly population is dwindling, perhaps because of an abundance of pesticides and artificial light. Firefly.org has suggestions on how to help encourage firefly survival on a local level, but the steps are too new to judge if they're working yet.
I went hiking through the forests of Etsy, searching for a way to treasure their sparkling beauty, even in the dead of winter. These firefly lanterns came twinkling through the woods to illuminate a path.
1. Unique Twist On A Traditional Wedding Bouquet Firefly Lightning Bug Bouquet Lanterns by Bragging Bags
2. Small Firefly Lantern/ Flower Girl Basket Alternative by April Hiler Designs
3. Firefly Latern - Battery Operated Mason Jar by Simply Kacie's Krafts
4. Rustic Outdoor Firefly Lantern Woodland Garden Spring Summer Wedding by Brianna Paige Designs