The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to a very unique creature that some say resembles a tribe of fairies carrying blue candles through the forest. The Blue Ghost Firefly (Phausis reticulata) is a secretive, hard-to-find native insect that calls our area home, and for a very short amount of time, they inhabit our surrounding woodlands of Transylvania County, NC.
You’ll experience an educational presentation at our outdoor amphitheater starting at 9:00 pm. Using the cover of darkness and special flashlights you will go in search of the Blue Ghost fireflies while hiking on a paved trail through the forest. FIND team members will be stationed at key locations around the trail to provide further information about this amazing natural phenomenon. Please feel free to congregate near these areas with your fellow firefly enthusiasts, or go explore on your own! We require everyone to stay on the trail to prevent habitat damage. Team members will clear the trail and everyone will be required to depart by 10:30 pm.
We are excited you have chosen to participate in an event at one of the many FIND Outdoor sites, we know you’ll have a great time. A waiver is required to be completed for each participant on the night of your tour. Thank you for choosing to FIND your adventure on public lands, we’ll see you soon.
Passes may be used for up to four tickets total. One ticket for the passholder, and three additional tickets for guests of the passholder. Cards must be shown at check in to the event. If card is not shown, the full ticket price will be charged for all tickets.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All ticket purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. Unused ticket purchases will support the mission and work of FIND Outdoors, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit organization, Tax ID# 56-1302500.
If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, make sure they give YOUR name at check in. We are using a manifest from the ticketing website that lists tickets by name.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances.