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Where to see Glow worms in the UK

15/06/2012 10:17:50
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Glow worms are actually beetles. Photo credit Dave Kilbey.

Glow worms
Female glow-worms produce a soft light in their tails during early summer nights to attract males. 

But the romance is a rushed one - adult beetles survive for just a few weeks and in that time they need to mate and lay eggs to ensure the survival of the next generation. 

Once far more widespread than they are today, glow-worms have cast a spell over humans for centuries. Shakespeare mentions them in Hamlet and their soft glow on mid-summer nights must have seemed like a scene from a magical world.

Where & when to see glow worms in the UK
Glow worms are nature’s nightlights and are at their best in July. Some of the UK's best spots to see them are:

glow-worm before its lighting up time. 

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