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The profound beauty of firefly tourism

26 mins | Sep 22, 2021
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There’s so much wonder in the natural world. In the Great Smoky Mountains, fireflies have become a source of tourism - and solace. Writer Leigh Ann Henion reflects on the firefly event in Appalachia’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park that draws seekers from across the continent desperate to find a sense of peace in these dark times. “Throughout the pandemic, these creatures have been waiting for their turn to rise. And, finally, they've found it. When people begin leaving the park, headed for their hotel rooms and tents, the fireflies are still working like cells of a glowing, forest-size lung.”
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