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May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 pm, repeating until May 18, 2024

An event every day that begins at 9:00 pm, repeating until June 7, 2024

$25 – $50

The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to a very unique creature that some say resembles a collection of fairies carrying blue candles through the forest.

The Blue Ghost Firefly (Phausis reticulata) is a secretive, hard-to-find native insect that calls our area home, and for a very short amount of time in late Spring, they inhabit our surrounding woodlands of Transylvania County.

You’ll experience an educational presentation at our outdoor amphitheater starting at 9:00pm and then use the cover of darkness and special flashlights to go in search of the Blue Ghost fireflies while hiking on a paved trail through the forest. Team members will be stationed at key locations around the trail to provide further information about this amazing natural phenomenon. Please feel free to congregate near these areas with your fellow firefly enthusiasts, or go explore on your own! We require everyone to stay on the trail to prevent habitat damage, and team members will clear the trail and require everyone to depart by 10:30 pm.

Ticket Purchase/Pre-registration is required. Actual tickets are not provided. Your ticket purchase receipt serves as your ticket/date confirmation. This is a light rain or shine, family-friendly event!
In order to maximize our participant experience while minimizing our impact on the resource, we limit each night to 125 participants.

Due to the uniqueness of the insects in the natural habitat, it is very difficult to capture photos. Very specific camera equipment is needed and it is almost impossible to capture a photo with a phone camera. Flash from the cameras disturbs the natural habitat and because it is dark, other participants will not see your equipment and you run the risk of damage. Setting up a tripod in the cover of darkness and attempting to capture photos with 125 additional people on the nightly tour is very difficult and does not provide a positive experience for both you or the additional tour attendees. The best way to view this natural phenomenon is to capture the images in your mind’s eye.

If you are interested in taking photos or for photography enthusiasts, we are offering a specific Blue Ghost Photography event and would suggest that you register for the Blue Ghost Photo Tours.

2024 Events:
May 14-18
May 28-31
June 1-7

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Date:
May 30
Time:
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $50
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Website:
https://gofindoutdoors.org/events/blue-ghost-firefly-tour/

Organizer

FIND Outdoors
Phone
(828) 883-3463
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Venue

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site
Please call for directions
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768 United States
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Phone
828-884-3443
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Check hours of operation before visiting a business. Be prepared with water, food, and first-aid supplies when exploring outdoors.