"FIREFLIES - Lightning Bugs" Sorong Favorite Tip by RoyJava
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Favorite thing: As kids we loved to watch the "Fireflies", of the "lightning bugs". Strange enough these creatures got very seldom found.
Scientists proved the firefly is a beetle. They produce light which is a chemical reaction. When some components are added, the chemical reaction does produce "light"...
Fondest memory: The only thing I remember was at evenings we climbed the Stone Hill of Sorong, descented and got to the area of the "Fireflies", better known as "Konang-Konang". This area was close to the "Berembang Tree" (or known by its scientific name "Sonneratia Caselaris", a type of mangrove tree, and to us the Firefly-tree). So there must be a swamp or some damp around for breeding.
Being very fond of these "fireflies" I found the book "Fireflies" by Julie Brinckloe (1986 - ISBN: 0689710550) to remember my experience and, a great gift to my friend's children. In Sorong the creatures have gone, and I have never seen these again ...
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