Register Now for July CCP Virtual Meeting About Fireflies

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Closeup image of a firefly on a leaf.

Photo by Mike Dunn,

The July 2024 Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on Fireflies. The webinar will be on Thursday, July 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

There are ghosts lurking in Chatham County…have you seen them? Entomologist Clyde Sorenson has and he thinks these little blue specters may actually be a new species of firefly! On July 18th, he’ll share his experience and enthusiasm for the firefly facts we know, and the ones we are still discovering. Whether you call them lightning bugs or fireflies, we hope you’ll join us to learn more about this charismatic indicator species, from how they function to how you can help them. One thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss this CCP meeting because it will be totally lit.


  • Fireflies and Other Glowing Insects of North Carolina
  • Carolina Ghost Hunt: Seeking a New Species in the Piedmont
  • Firefly Habitat and Conservation


Clyde Sorenson, NC State University

Dr. Clyde Sorenson is the Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Entomology at NC State University. During his 28 year career at NC State he has taught entomology classes to over 8,000 students. His research interests range from the biology and management of agricultural pests to the response of native bee communities to prescribed fire to the reproductive ecology of the Venus flytrap. Several years ago his interest in fireflies was renewed and he has been on the hunt ever since for what may be a new species of firefly!

Register for this virtual CCP webinar.

Registration deadline for the webinar is 5 p.m. on July 17. Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link for the webinar.

CCP Steering Committee: Brooke Massa, Brandy Oldham, Debbie Roos, Margaret Sands, Allison Weakley.

For more information about the Chatham Conservation Partnership, visit the CCP website or email