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Thereโ€™s nothing like childlike wonder. He told us to go all over that map! But he wasnโ€™t sure where we were๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹


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For 2 weeks every year the Photinus carolinus, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, will flash their lights in sync with others in their swarm as a mating ritual. The phenomenon is only viewable in North America at @greatsmokynps and @congareenps. We trekked up to Congaree today to put another NP stamp in our passport, do a little hiking on the 2.5 mile boardwalk, and view the fireflies. Such a sureal experience and definitely bucket list worthy. This video doesnโ€™t do it justice. #congareenationalpark #synchronousfireflies #optoutside


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Weeknight adventure: Synchronous Fireflies! If you are close to Congaree National Park, you should go see the magic- it ends this weekend. In addition to the Park visit we had a drive on the backroads of S.C. which included some interesting sites, dinner at a meat market/junk store/gas station/restaurant combo and boiled peanut roadside stand at 10pm. #mrbunkys #congareenationalpark #backroads #backroadsofsc


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Boardwalkin' babe @sabsypants


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Congaree National Park @congareenps was pretty lit last night! Do you know why?

FIREFLIES! Once a year millions of fireflies who have migrated to the park become synchronized for a light show in what many visitors call a natural phenomenon! If you want to check them out, you better hurry because they are only in sync for 2-3 weeks! #sethberryphotography #congareenationalpark #congaree #discoversc #fireflies #letsglow #columbiafireflies #nature #naturephotography #phenomenon #nightphotography #wildlife #getoutside #optoutside #explore


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Congaree National Park @congareenps was pretty lit last night! Do you know why?

FIREFLIES! Once a year millions of fireflies who have migrated to the park become synchronized for a light show in what many visitors call a natural phenomenon! If you want to check them out, you better hurry because they are only in sync for 2-3 weeks! #sethberryphotography #congareenationalpark #congaree #discoversc #fireflies #letsglow #columbiafireflies #nature #naturephotography #phenomenon #nightphotography #wildlife #getoutside #optoutside #explore


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Congaree National Park @congareenps was pretty lit last night! Do you know why?

FIREFLIES! Once a year millions of fireflies who have migrated to the park become synchronized for a light show in what many visitors call a natural phenomenon! If you want to check them out, you better hurry because they are only in sync for 2-3 weeks! #sethberryphotography #congareenationalpark #congaree #discoversc #fireflies #letsglow #columbiafireflies #nature #naturephotography #phenomenon #nightphotography #wildlife #getoutside #optoutside #explore


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We're gonna need a bigger deet. #WarZone #CongareeNationalPark


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One of the most interesting parts of Congaree to me are these things called "knees" - pointy spires of wood sticking out of the ground around the cypress trees of the forest. These of course are then harvested and used as the spikes at the bottoms of pits in every video game. #YikesSpikes


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Congaree is the only national park in SC. This floodplain features some of the tallest trees in the eastern US. Make sure to check the website before visiting if you want to hike the trails which are often flooded.
This weekend is the last weekend they have extended visitor hours for the #synchronousfireflies !

#congareenationalpark #congaree #nationalpark #floodplain #swamp #sc #nature #naturephotography #southcarolina #unedited #uneditedphoto #tree #tree_magic #summer #nofilter #findyourpark #hikemore #roamtheplanet #gooutside #hikelife #exploretheextrodinary #optoutside #sharetheworldua


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*cue the theme from True Blood*


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Synchronized #fireflies at #congareenationalpark is such an amazing phenomenon that only occurs at three places in the United States. #nps #findyourpark #outdoors #southcarolina


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Come on shake your body baby do the conga ๐Ÿƒ

#IKnowYouCantControlYourselfAnyLonger #CongareeNationalPark


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Took my best friend to see hundreds of lightning bugs tonight at Congaree National Park. Once a year hundreds of them do a synchronized lighting ritual which is for mating. It was seriously one of the most magical moments to watch...and to experience with my daughter. Seeing her face light up when the first few started twinkling made it all worth it! The last is a video. It was really hard to photograph, but you can at least see them lighting up. Take advantage of lifeโ€™s special moments. Nature has a way of making us stop and appreciate the beauty in this world. #congareenationalpark #lightningbugs #momlife #exploreyourworld


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Going on a firefly hunt! Hope to see the synchronized fireflies tonight! #fireflies #congareenationalpark #findyourpark #nps #getoutdoors


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Itโ€™s #traveltuesday and we are three days away from a summer full of traveling! ๐Ÿš™
We just finished up a road trip to #congareenationalpark and will soon head to Key West and Floridaโ€™s National Parks! #woodfamkidsatnationalparks ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ ๐ŸŠโ›ด๏ธ
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Also, how cute is this picture taken by my 10 year old Sadie?!? That little guy beside me is our little adventurer and the one behind me makes a pretty cute photo bomb! ๐Ÿ’ฃ
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#adventurekids #familytime #bringthekids #familyadventures #familyfirst #familyfun #familytravel #welltraveledkids #travelwithkids #kidstravel #takeyourkidseverywhere #adventuretogether #siblingtravels #familytravelchronicles #havekidswilltravel #showthemtheworld #familygoals #outdoorfamily #findyourpark #radparks #nps #nationalparkquest #discoveramerica #intentionalliving #chooseyourownadventure #childhoodunplugged #woodfamtravels


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Day 31 of #GART started off really rough so it was a great relief to get #CongareeNationalPark in #SouthCarolina and just commune with #nature and relax. Such a lovely place, but do bring #bugspray because the #mosquitoes will eat you alive.
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#gradpost #sc #nearcolumbia #congaree #swamp #floodplain #flowers #trees #oldgrowthforest #reflection #lake #guts #sloughs #turtle


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We may still be a ways from the dog days of summer, but this humidity is trying to convince us otherwise. #HBD to this little pup! Your now older than you weigh! .
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#photography #photo #nikonphotography #nikon #nationalpark #congareenationalpark #dogsofinstagram #yorkiepoo #teacupyorkiepoo #nature #naturephotography #outdoors #southcarolina #sc #pup


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"Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth." Zhuangzi royricephotography.com / Canon EOS 6D / 24-105mm L #notesfromtheroad #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #royricephotography #Canon6D #Lglass #congareenationalpark #swamp #preserve #findyourpark #royrice #explore #wanderlust #nps #southcarolina #congaree


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The beauty of Congaree National Park is in the old growth trees protected for us! #congareenationalpark #southcarolina #columbiasc @southcarolina #east #southeast #trees #cypress #water #nationalparks


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Congaree National Park

Hopkins, South Carolina

#treefingers #thicctrees #swampthang #congareenationalpark


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Had a blast with @mywildexpression watching the fireflies synchronize at the Congaree National Park , itโ€™s really an amazing thing to see but my phone camera just couldnโ€™t pick up how magical it was. Here we went into the info center and gift shop to look around.. I loved it so much I plan to go back again ๐Ÿ’™ if you ever get a chance to go to one of these synchronizations you should. #me #park #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonieadventures #congareenationalpark #mask #mcas #accessible #disability #giftshop #bestoftheday #picoftheday #photooftheday


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This girlโ€™s facial expressions and hand gestures CRACK ME UP. Such a silly, funny young lady. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿคฃ
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#finleyfive #traveltribe5 #congaree #congareenps #nationalparkservice #southcarolina #findyourpark #congareenationalpark #cypresstree #futurevannawhite #nps #loveher #exploreyourstate #getoutdoors #dofunthings #seenewplaces


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As much as I would love it, Iโ€™ve come to terms with the fact that Izzy will never be a #dogmodel. ALSO, we accidentally wound up at Congaree NP during their annual firefly festival and it was magical โœจ. 2018 NP #2!
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#FindYourPark #Congaree #CongareeNationalPark #VisitSC


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Stop 2 is @congareenps , where the mosquito meter is at โ€œWar Zoneโ€ but we stumbled upon the Synchronized Firefly Festival! @congareenationalpark #congareenps #congareenationalpark #campingwithdogs #adventuredog #roadtrip #roadtripwithdogs #fireflyfestival


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Let me tell ya. It really was a war zone at Congaree National Park yesterday. Soooooo many mosquitoes. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป to the Visitors Center for having bug spray since the can I took wouldnโ€™t spray. ๐Ÿ˜’
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#traveltribe5 #finleyfive #congaree #congareenationalpark #nps #mosquitometer #congareenps #exploreyourstate #visittheusa #findyourpark #dofunthings #seenewplaces #mosquitos #fireflies #southcarolina #familyadventures #nationalparkservice


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e x p l o r e | Weโ€™re home sweet home after an extended weekend away in South Carolina. We spent a good portion of our weekend at the Congaree National Park. Like most National Parks, they leave you breathless in amazement. This park was no different. Itโ€™s the home of champion trees and an array of wildlife. Much like the South, the history here runs deep. We learned about loblolly pines and walked the 2.5 mile boardwalk that took us from the wetlands on the ground to high up in the canopy. Later that evening we returned for a firefly hike. Sychronous fireflies just so happen to be mating the weekend we were there. One by one they started to light up and before we knew it, we were surrounded by thousands! Definitely one of the coolest things weโ€™ve ever experienced. Sadly, not even my fancy iPhone could capture such greatness. #findyourpark #congareenationalpark


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C O N G A R E E [NP 10/59] letโ€™s just say Congaree outdid itself with the wildlife card! ๐ŸŒฟ
The kids saw something different around every corner of the boardwalk. ๐Ÿ‘€
We saw: 1 frog, 3 snakes, 1 centipede, 1 woodpecker, 7 turtles, and a handful of fish, mosquitos and squirrels. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ›๐Ÿธ
Congaree, you were magical! โœจ
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#adventurekids #familytime #bringthekids #familyadventures #familyfirst #familyfun #familytravel #welltraveledkids #travelwithkids #kidstravel #takeyourkidseverywhere #adventuretogether #siblingtravels #familytravelchronicles #havekidswilltravel #showthemtheworld #familygoals #outdoorfamily #findyourpark #radparks #nps #nationalparkquest #discoveramerica #intentionalliving #chooseyourownadventure #childhoodunplugged #woodfamtravels #congareenationalpark #columbia #woodfamkidsatnationalparks


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It was fun and a learning experience! Saw fireflies, a huge spider, and and bioluminescence fungus. To capture the fireflies I had to set the ISO way up, so that is why the image looks noisy, (then I forgot to reset the camera for the spider ๐Ÿ˜‚). The fire flies are the tiny dots mid photo on the first imgs. If you cannot see it but want to, turn your device brightness all the way up. While there, 2 people taught me some tricks. First lady advice me to use a lens with infinity focus (but I do not have one ๐Ÿ˜ข). Second lady taught me about bulb mode where one can set the shutter for as long as it is clicked (but the park was about to close and Ryan didn't want to walk back without the glow sticks that were attached to the trail. Maybe next time I'll have a better img ๐Ÿ˜. These fireflies are synchronize during the time of mating. That spider, you cannot tell from the img, but it was huge and had baby spiders all over its back. Then the guy said, oh these woods are covered in them. Not a comforting statement after hiking through them with little to no light. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ #hiking #carolinas #congareenationalpark #fireflies


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Cypress trees and massive root systems
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The synchronous fireflies were amazing and just too magical for a photo to do it justice
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#findyourpark #nationalpark #congareenationalpark #congaree #southcarolina


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Fireflies werenโ€™t the only wildlife out last night; there was also this absolutely gorgeous Canebrake Rattlesnake that made its appearance as I was getting ready to head home. Gave it space, used a long lens, and we both just watched each other. Mutual respect. Just seeing the amazing night life at the park is thrilling. I love my job!
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#ilovemyjob #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #natureisbeautiful #respectwildlife #snakes #herps #parkrangerlife #thrillsandchills #congareenationalpark #congaree #nps #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark


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I was only able to spend a few hours in Congaree NP but it was absolutely beautiful- if you love trees, you need to come here, they are HUGE ๐ŸŒณ
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Pictured here are the โ€œkneesโ€ of bald cypress trees. Their function is unknown, but at least they look cool!
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#congareenationalpark #congaree #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkspass #np10k #southcarolina #underrated #baldcypress #baldcypresstrail #baldcypressknees #treehugger #trees #bigasstrees #hikinglifes


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We are getting close to glow time here at Congaree for the evening! We are excited to have Mason and his friend from the Columbia Fireflies join us this evening! Did you know that our local baseball team is named for the synchronized fireflies that are out at the park right now? You can come out and see this amazing display of nature right now from 8 PM to 10 PM tonight and every night for the next week! .
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#glowtime #fireflies #columbiafireflies #baseball #amazingnature #congareenationalpark #nps #findyourpark


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I love nature even if it meant being in a war zone of mosquitos โœจ
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ps I showed this picture to Abby Grace and she says โ€œwhoโ€™s that boy. Is that your daddy?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ
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