Have you ever been to a moth party? Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species.
Their colors and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day. Finding them can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them.
Join us as longtime friends of WAS, Susan Kielb and Heidi Trudell, guide us through the process of attracting, identifying, and enjoying these amazing creatures.
Suggestions for Attendees:
- A headlamp or flashlight would be nice to have.
- Ninja night with moths! Wearing black is the best way to keep moths on the sheet and not your shirt.
- It might be nice to bring a camp chair if you would like to sit.
Directions: Meet at the main Barton parking lot near the dam.