"" Writer's Wanderings: Fire Worms of Florida Bay

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fire Worms of Florida Bay

About three days after the full moon the waters of the Florida Bay sparkle about an hour after sunset. It's the time for love if you're a fire worm. These little creatures live in the warm waters of the Florida Bay and create a beautiful phenomenon that is fascinating to watch.

There is a dance as each fire worm lights up and sperm is released for their procreation. If you would like to learn more, check out my blog post, Fireflies of the Florida Bay Waters.

Next full moon is March 12 and is called the Full Worm Moon. Three nights later, we'll be on the dock in front of our condo watching the fire dances and enjoying this wonderful bit of nature before we have to return home.

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