Tonight the kiddos had a blast catching lightening bugs! Ryan also caught a real live locust that was climbing on the tree. After I showed the the lightening bug catching technique, they caught quite a few!
I must admit, I don't remember it being that hard to see those little bugs when I was younger. I was very suprised how easily the kids could track the bugs even when they were not glowing. I was having a hard time seeing the little bugs in flight when they were not glowing!
I am thinking my difficulty in seeing those little bugs must have just been because it was too dark and not that it had anything to do with my age/eyesight!
I didn't teach my kids this, but I remember my cousins Jeff and Tracy showing me how to pull the glowing part off the bug and stick it to our shirts to wear.