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Adults-Only Nature Walk Offers Wine And Cheese… And Fireflies

By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first in a series of three twilight nature strolls for grown-ups at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education explores the secret and somewhat scandalous mating habits of the humble firefly. The series starts next Thursday.

Executive Director Mike Weilbacher says “Nature Uncorked” allows visitors to revel in the center’s natural beauty while noshing on cheese and sipping wine.

“So July 5th in the evening at 8 o’clock, we’ll be talking about sex and betrayal among fireflies.”

Listen to Molly Daly’s interview with Mike Weilbacher in this CBS Philly podcast:

Who needs the Kardashians when you’ve got randy, ravenous fireflies? Weilbacher says the “Nature Uncorked” events are intended to be both entertaining and relaxing.

“The Schuylkill Center does lots of nature walks. This is not very walk-y. So essentially, we’re going to gather around the food, and we’ll stroll a little bit, but essentially, we’re going to stay close to the food, and let nature come to us.”

It’s “Beauty and Butterflies” on the 12th, “Days of Wine and Wildflowers” on the 26th. Each discussion costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  Find out more at

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