Though warm, moist conditions can sometimes breed mosquitoes, they can also create great habitat for more valued beings:
Music doodle by my husband who prefers to remain anonymous.
Walking along the creek at twilight is really like walking into the land of Fairy.
Willowbrook Reach is a publicly accessible wild habitat right in the middle of the city of Austin, Texas. Unlike most of the creeks in Austin by some miracle or sheer luck this area of the Upper Boggy Creek watershed has remained largely untouched over the years. The area is maintained by the Friends and Lovers of Willowbrook Reach. It takes more than neglect to keep a wild space wild.
A more gruesome firefly video (and not just because of the poor focus) below:
I pulled the firefly out and I -think- it flew away safely.