【Travel series】Fireflies Season in Nantou
By TraNews Reporter Fan, Gang Wu
NANTOU COUNTY, Taiwan
(TraNews) –Summer might be the most charming and glamorous season in Taiwan. Though it is extremely hot, the season is perfect for doing any kinds of outdoor activities. Ecology trip is one of the many great things to do during hot summertime.
Every year from the end of March to August is the season of fireflies. During the peak season, there are numerous fireflies flying around like starry night.
There are over 2000 species of fireflies around the world and Taiwan has possessed more than 60 species. The most common types of fireflies in Taiwan are Luciola cerata E. Olivier, Pyrocoelia praetexta and Luciola ficta Olivier. Fireflies will appear greatly after the sunset. The peak season will last about 1 hour.
Nantou County is a popular spot to see sparkling fireflies. If you want to see fireflies , you can visit Sun Moon Lake region, Lugu, Yuchi, Xitao, etc. Local authority would like to remind people while you are admiring fireflies, be sure to protect the environment. In that case, fireflies can live forever and after.