Firefly viewing events at Rocky Fork State Park canceled for 2020

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UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The firefly viewing events at Rocky Fork State Park are canceled for 2020 due to coronavirus.

Rocky Fork State Park is home to both Synchronous Fireflies and Blue Ghost Fireflies.

A statement shows the cancellation is in support of the Tennessee state government’s effort to slow COVID-19’s spread and to follow CDC social distancing guidelines.

In the past few years, Rocky Fork has hosted popular viewing events in its parking lot and firefly viewing hikes.

A post on the park’s website states “The safety of our public event participants, park staff, and park volunteers is our #1 Priority.”

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