Counting Blinks in the Smokies

illustration by Theresa Bellamy

Summer evenings for many children in the Mountain South have long included the gleeful activity of catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar with holes poked in the top.  Knoxville native Lynn Faust would put her jar on her bedside table and watch the tiny lanterns glow. Disappointed to find
her bugs dead by morning, Faust, a born nature-lover,  learned from an early age to let the bugs go. Faust’s curiosity and appreciation for lightning bugs has not waned. She has
spent more than a few summer evenings crouched in the dark, observing the insects. (read full story published in Marquee Magazine in PDF Articles)

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