F is for Flashlight

flashlightI experimented with a . . . pocket flashlight with the following results. I could easily get in rhythm with the firefly, but I could not make the firefly change its rhythm and keep with me.

The text is from “Sychronism in the Flashing of Fireflies,” by Frank C. Gates. Science [journal], Volume 46, 28 September 1917. Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015