Saturday, December 6, 2014

Glow Little Glowworm...!

I've never seen a glowworm, but I can remember several sons about them.

Another thing about glowworms is that they can live in caves. Who knew? I picked up this interesting article at Listverse about one cave where the glowworm lives, and I thought I would share it with you!

Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves are home to a species of glowworm native to New Zealand: Arachnocampa luminosa. They glow in order to draw insects closer, luring them into the silky threads that the glowworms produce and their inevitable tangled doom. Thousands of these glowworms live in the Waitomo Caves, which have become one of the main attractions of New Zealand’s North Island. The Glowworm Grotto is navigable by boat—under the lights of the hundreds of glowworms on the ceiling. The upper chamber includes the Organ Loft and the Catacombs, while the lower level is home to the Cathedral Chamber, whose acoustics are acknowledged by international opera stars.

This cave might just be a very interesting place to visit someday, who knows!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Biscuits and honey are available!


Mamahen said...

That cave looks pretty amazing. Like you I only knew of them in songs...The patio and biscuits n honey sound wonderful..pretty warm here for Dec.(51) but raining :))

Chickenmom said...

I would like to see that! Breakfast sounds really good - 30 here and sleet.

Anonymous said...

We have glow worms here in parts of southern Sweden but we don't have any fireflies. I've seen them when I was a kid and it's so beautiful when they glow in the dark. This cave must look amazing!

Have a great day!

JO said...

Beautiful cave. we have some beautiful caves here AZ but I have only been to one. Very expensive.

Cloudy here again but not to chilly. Biscuits sound wonderful

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Guess I should look up an image and see what they look like!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
Maybe I'll post a picture of one when I find it. The worm, not the cave!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Christer...
Can't imagine not having any fireflies.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Jo...
It's a shame to have to pay so much just to see a pretty place. It should be free!

Thanks, sweetie, for stopping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Glow worms are neat but we also had a lot of foxfire or fairy fire around here on my place. An eerie luminescent green glow coming from a rotting log is quite impressive and I always just love to see it. I haven't seen any for some time, guess I need to go out more at night.

Sixbears said...

One year my lovely wife and I during out travels made a point to check out caves. There are some amazing ones out there.