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"It's definitely one of those things that's just spectacular, it's awe-inspiring," said Director of Education and Natural Resources at Grandfather Mountain John Caveny. "I can count on one hand the number of times that I've been held speechless by some occurrence in nature. Seeing the synchronous fireflies here at Grandfather is definitely one of those things."
Hundreds of people gathered in Grandfather Mountain Saturday night to watch a unique show. It was quiet, except for the hum of excitement from people in the crowd.
Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer
When you think back on your summers as a child, you may remember catching fireflies at dusk. While fireflies are a summer staple for many children, research shows that human activity could cause North Carolina's diverse firefly population to dwindle if action is not taken to preserve them.
Maggie Brown, WRAL mutliplatform producer
An exciting discovery was made in Grandfather Mountain this year -- a fascinating species of firefly called Photinus carolinus now lives there.