Fireflies in a Jar Painting

Did you ever catch fireflies as a kid? How about as an adult?

I remember seeing these beautiful bioluminescent beetles on summer evenings as a kid. A couple years ago, while reading about massive declines of insect species, it dawned on me that I hadn’t seen fireflies in a very long time, and that my kids still hadn’t seen them (my boys were only 5 and 4 at the time).

So I went out with my own kids, and my brother, on a summer night to find fireflies along the edge of a forest. We looked around and didn’t see any. Then as it got darker, we saw a few lights. Before long, the whole edge of the forest was floating in fireflies. Ah, yes, there they were, still there, as magical as ever!

fireflies in a jar painting, firefly art print

Published by Artist Dave White

I'm an Artist in Ashburn, Virginia. You can find my artwork at,, and

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