Adults need to be released into suitable sites. There must be a good mix of scrub, long rough grassland, & areas of short grass. This should not be mowed during the glowing season (June - August). Intensively grazed areas should be avoided, as well as light pollution, and glow-worms should not already be present. In August 2021, 569 larvae were released in a trial site in Hampshire, leaving 130 to continue the captive breeding programme. The success of this release will only be determined in the summer of 2023 when these larvae finally pupate. We can’t wait to find out the results!
Pete’s passion, enthusiasm and expertise shone throughout the talk, and was bombarded by questions at the end, always a good sign that the audience has been engaged and enthused.
Photo: South Gloucestershire Council turn off street lights along the Bristol to Bath cycle track in summer