Fireflies, jamelah e. (Flickr)

Fireflies, jamelah e. (Flickr)

Has anyone else been noticing a large amount of fireflies in DC this summer? I’ve been seeing them outside my apartment patio, on my way home at night, and it’s kind of weird. I think the last time I saw fireflies was at summer camp when I was 8 in Masssachusetts. They always seemed to me to be a mainstay of rural summers, not urban ones. I tried to take a picture of the buggers but failed profoundly, so this one is from Flickr.

Anyone else seeing them? And anyone have any idea why they’re in DC?