MOTH NIGHT AT DEER PARK PRAIRIE
Saturday, July 22, 2023 –
1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park
From NationalMothWeek.org: “National Moth Week” celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods.”
Moth and insect enthusiasts Katy Emde, John Schneider, and Mary Spolyar will set up black (UV) lights and white screens to attract moths and other night insects. Once it gets dark, we will see what shows up! We’ll be ID’ing, photographing and talking moths and other night insects.
8:00 p.m – Doors open; visitors are encouraged to walk and view the prairie in the relative coolness and breeze around sunset.
9:00 p.m – or after dark: Moth and night insect viewing begins
Visitors are welcome to drop by and leave at any time. Cost: Free
Drinking water will be provided, but please bring your reusable bottle. Participants need to sign a liability release form. (Please park along E. Purdue Lane, not in front of neighbors’ houses).
For more information, contact [email protected]
Photo: White-Lined Sphinx Moth by Greg Linscott