National Moth Week: Family Moth Hike

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National Moth Week: Family Moth Hike

July 26 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Learn about the beauty and importance of moths. First, learn what a moth is, how they are different from butterflies, and about their life cycle and why they are important. Then we will hike the trails to look for moths and other nocturnal insects that were attracted to sugar baits. As we hike, we will also look for caterpillars using a UV flashlight, since caterpillars glow in the dark under ultraviolet light. After the hike, we will check a light trap to see what was attracted to our black lights. You can learn about moths, but you can also help us document our findings with photographs as part of the National Moth Week Citizen Science Project. Children who attend will receive moth coloring pages.

Riverbend Recreation Area
Big Oaks Activity Area
Shelter 1
9:30 PM

Families with children ages 6 and up.
Free; registration is not required.

Tim Kleman


July 26
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Riverbend Recreation Area, Big Oaks Activity Area, Parking Lot
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