Fireflies Light Up Money-Saving Habits for Kids
Here’s an interesting question for you: What do money-saving habits and fireflies have in common? An event Saturday night at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosted by Firefly Credit Union connects them together.
“We named our credit union Firefly, so we gotta have fun with it,” said Geoff Bullock with Firefly Credit Union.
In addition to learning about saving, entomologist Eric Middleton will be there to teach kids about collecting fireflies.
“I think it’s a really cool idea. If there’s this group that wants to not only promote good financial practices but also knowledge about insects especially some that are as interesting as fireflies, I’m all for it,” said Middleton.
“This is a cool intergenerational concept of Firefly. Grandparents, parents are teaching their kids about fireflies. We say teach your kids about savings too. And so, this is a fun conversation starter,” said Bullock.
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“Fireflies spend most of their life as larva, but then they’ll emerge as adults usually around late June early July. And most of them don’t live very long. So its only for a couple weeks time they have to mate, find mates, lay eggs and then the usually die off as adults. So right around now is a really good time to be seeing them,” said Middleton.
The event is free, but it is ticketed. To sign up for the firefly experience go to the Firefly Credit Union website.