Firefly Valley ignites the summer in University Town and brings you back to the old times

17th July 2018

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Summer is the best time to watch fireflies, when was the last time you had a chance to see them? If the answer is “a long time ago,” The Firefly Cultural and Creative Farm, located at the junction of Laijiacao and Qishuiwan of Fengwen Street, University Town, Shapingba District, is under construction and this summer is the time for fireflies to appear in the skies above Shapingba!

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On May 23, at the junction of Laijiacao and Qishuiwan of Fengwen Street, University Town, Shapingba District, a Firefly Cultural and Creative Farm began construction, and it seems like a boundary between dreams and reality.

With an area of more than 700 mu, in the northwest part of University Town, it is filled with mountains, provides beautiful scenery, and is good for developing ecological agriculture education and cultivating insects.

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Huang Jinsheng, the project sponsor, says that only in this unpolluted environment can the fireflies thrive. Creating a restoration base for fireflies not only builds the conservation awareness but can also increase the local villagers’ income. In the long run, it is a meaningful, ecological and economical project.

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Huang also said that, in addition to the fireflies, 32 species of butterflies will be cultivated so that citizens can enjoy butterflies during the day and fireflies at night. Their next step will be to start cultivating dragonflies, scarabs, frogs, tree frogs, tadpoles, ladybugs, and other small animals. In the future, it will be a natural farm, providing a natural environment for all its animals.

The farm has already been appointed as one of the major development projects in Shapingba District and, right now, six kinds of fireflies have been successfully cultivated and, in the future, visitors can see over ten thousand fireflies in the sky and a luminous view will be enjoyed at the farm year-round.



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