Related Program: The Nature of Things Fireflies By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 17, 2014 Related Program: The Nature of Things ShareTweetEmail Credit Takashi Ota Listen Listening... / 4:04 Fireflies thrive in our forests and fields, and the margins between them. But there just aren’t as many of these bioluminescent beetles as there once were. Fireflies are disappearing. Tags: WYPR ProgramsThe Nature of ThingsShareTweetEmail Related Content The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 10, 2014 Listen Listening... / 3:57 Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield. Citizen Science By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 27, 2014 If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in the great work that scientists do, this is your chance. Terrapins By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 20, 2014 Many of our local students are graduating from University of Maryland this week. And likely all of them know that the name of their famous mascot, Testudo, is the Latin word for tortoise. Orioles By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 13, 2014 The rich, whistling song of the Baltimore oriole, echoing from treetops near homes and parks, is a sweet herald of spring in eastern North America. Coyotes By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 6, 2014 Coyotes are a relatively new addition to our local ecosystems, and were first documented in Maryland in 1972.