Published by: Digital Schools

Glow in The Dark - The Darlings of The Night

In the forest, along coastlines, at the deepest parts of the sea and hidden away in the quiet of dark caves are creatures that light up the night.

A unique ability to luminesce.

Blessed with the ability to self illuminate – there is a plethora of fauna and fungi with the enviable ability to glow. Their secret is a special chemical called Luciferin that they produce inside of their bodies.

Light of My Life

Fireflies and other magical little insects that hum and fluff about in the warm night breeze are the stuff of fairy tales and myrrh, their tales glowing green and yellow, pulsing to a secret beat in an effort to attract the love of their life are one such insect with the discreet and wonderful ability to self illuminate.

It Could Be Lights Out for our sacred fireflies.

Today the artificial light we are immersed in – be it from a screen or the city light haze – is distorting our perception of reality, disrupting our circadian rhythms and eroding our human relationships, blanketing out the night sky and putting very special nighttime critters at risk of extinction.


Light Pollution is Killing Us

Sadly unnatural light is affecting the lives of truly wonderful critters, fireflies and other luminous insects and organisms that are at risk of extinction because there is too much artificial light in the world.

Galaxies of Grubbs

Grubbs in their millions that make artificial galaxies shroud the ceilings and walls of ancient caves, and hiding along the undersides of ancient trees and quietly decaying logs are delicate universes of glowing Mycena and oyster shaped mushrooms that luminesce green in the dark of night.



Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
Business Name: Horatio’s Jar
Publisher: Digital Schools

Emily Rack is a  freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator, and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication – and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors -, and Horatio’s Jar is her content production agency and wellbeing school. 

 Emily has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body-, and the human experience. Her discoveries and research are focused on cultivating tools and dialogue that encourage us to live in peace and harmony here on earth.

Her current focus is the environment and human connectivity, conservation, environmentalism, plant medicine, botany, biology-, and the practice of ‘Nature Bathing’.  Emily is a writer, digital content creator, seasoned photographer-, and visual artist.


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