Firefly Walk at Fanshawe Conservation Area

Firefly Walk at Fanshawe Conservation Area

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Pines Shelter, Fanshawe Conservation Area

1424 Clarke Road

London, ON N5V 5B9


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See the forest light up at night and enjoy a guided hike to catch fireflies!

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About Firefly Walk

If you have never experienced the magic of the forest lighting up with fireflies or you just want to relive the happy summer nights of your childhood, join us for Firefly Walk at Fanshawe Conservation Area. This night hike begins with games all about firefly development and communication. Kids will act out the firefly life cycle while adults use Morse code to imitate firefly flashes and find their firefly match. Once it's dark enough, we will begin our hike to hopefully see the fireflies dazzle in the forest and catch some in the meadow for close-up observation. Nets and bug containers will be provided by UTRCA staff.

Please note this is not a drop-off program. We invite families with at least one adult to come and enjoy a classic summer pastime together. We only have 30 spots available, so sign up soon! We can’t wait to catch fireflies with you!

Program Notes

-Firefly Walk is a free event, but the regular vehicle gate fee will apply when entering the park.

-Registration through Eventbrite is required to attend Firefly Walk. All participants must receive their own ticket, including children and babies, so we can have an accurate headcount.

-Please come dressed appropriately for a nighttime adventure in the woods. Firefly Walk will run rain or shine, but will be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will notify all participants through email by 8 am on the day of the event. We will do our best to reschedule the event to a new date/time.

-There is a portable restroom near the Campground office that you will be able to use, if needed.

-Don’t forget to pack a water bottle and nut-free snacks.

All UTRCA summer events will be led by UTRCA Environmental Educators. Staff have First Aid training and Vulnerable Persons Checks. We are excited to share our passion for nature and the outdoors with you!


Contact Karlee Flear, Community Education Supervisor (Fanshawe), Upper Thames River Conservation Authority


Map to the Pines Shelter in Fanshawe Conservation Area

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