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Moth Night at Natural Area Preservation

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as the City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation hosts our LAST moth night of the year at South Pond Nature Area. 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.

Check out our Moth Nights of Washtenaw Bird & Nature Alliance iNaturalist project to view hundreds of observations with photos, species details, and more for all of our past moth night events

Longtime friends of WBNA, Susan Kielb and Heidi Trudell will 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: Natural Area Preservation parking lot at 3875 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor (map).


October 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Natural Area Preservation
3875 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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