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  • Hundreds of floating yellow lights in the forest
    Fireflies. Photo by N G, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Synchronous firefly viewing

    May 19, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. This year, firefly viewing at the Elkmont Campground area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be from June 4 through June 11. Every year in late May or early June, thousands of visitors gather near the popular Elkmont Campground to observe the naturally occurring phenomenon of Photinus carolinus; a firefly species that flashes synchronously. Access to the viewing area is provided by shuttle from the Sugarlands Visitor Center.  Learn more...

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