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A Night with Moths

  • Rooks Park Mill Creek Trail Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Everyone loves butterflies! But how much do you know about their cousins - the moths? They’re just those brown, ugly things that fly at night and eat your clothes, right?

Join David Droppers from the Washington Butterfly Association to sample the night life! He will dispel all those moth myths, and show you why they are a fascinating, rewarding, and beautiful group of insects to study.

As a part of Moth Week 2019, a citizen science project to sample moth diversity and abundance, we will set up a light trap at Rooks Park. The lights will surely attract much more than just moths; all night time visitors will be up for discussion and pondering.

David will discuss how moths are similar and different from butterflies, how they live their night (and day) lives, as well as how and why biologists study moths while we wait for our first evening guests to arrive.

For more information about this event, please contact Alexandra James at alex@bmlt.org or 509-525-3136. 

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Suitability: Open to ages 10+.  

Difficulty:  Involves walking and standing for extended periods of time.

Things to Bring: Walking shoes, flash light or head lamp, notebook, and camera.