When I was little, growing up in Canton, Ohio, we would go out in the yard after dark and catch lightning bugs. I thought we were lucky to have so many there. Now, I live in a house overlooking a wetland near Akron. From my back deck, at about 10:00pm, the wetland and nearby woods turn into a panorama of glitter. Thousands of lightning bug sparkles per minute. Complete awe at the sight. I never knew there could be so many.