British glow worms, where to see them

This video from Australia says about itself:

The Glow Worms of the Otway Rainforest bring the trees and creek banks to life after the sun goes down.

From Wildlife Extra:

Where to see Glow worms in the UK

Female glow-worms produce a soft light in their tails during early summer nights to attract males.

But the romance is a rushed one – adult beetles survive for just a few weeks and in that time they need to mate and lay eggs to ensure the survival of the next generation.

Once far more widespread than they are today, glow-worms have cast a spell over humans for centuries. Shakespeare mentions them in Hamlet and their soft glow on mid-summer nights must have seemed like a scene from a magical world.

Where & when to see glow worms in the UK
Glow worms are nature’s nightlights and are at their best in July. Some of the UK’s best spots to see them are:
  • Ilam Park in Derbyshire
  • Cotswold Water Park
  • Chambers Farm Wood Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire
  • Arnside Knott in Cumbria
  • Tarka Trail in Yelland and around Bantham in Devon.
  • Clipstone Old Quarter in Sherwood Forest.
  • Rainham, Wennington and Aveley Marshes RSPB in Essex
  • Cliffe Pools RSPB in Kent

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