Yesterday evening I was chatting to a friend about glow worms, a subject that seldom comes up. I mentioned it in connection with the old Bridport to Maiden Newton railway line. I used, back in the 1980s, to have friends at Toller Fratrum, a couple of miles away and used quite often to walk home from a convivial session late at night and frequently, in summer, saw glow worms along the line. My friend, Miranda, said that there are lots in her neighbour’s garden, a quarter of a mile from mine.
This morning the postman brought a parcel addressed to me at Chrissladesbeeblog and containing a book for me to review for Princeton University Press. It’s called Silent Sparks and it’s about light-emitting insects, largely fireflies but also glow worms!
I have yet to do more than briefly skim the book, by Sara Lewis, but the vibes tell me that it’s a good ‘un!