Kids and families are invited to join South Wake Conservationists for a fun nighttime adventure observing the amazing and beautiful world of moths. This free event, kicking off National Moth Week, is being held on Saturday July 23, 9-10 PM at the Bass Lake Park Picnic Shelter in Holly Springs. Please register below, so we know how many to expect. We will set up a large sheet with a UV light to attract a variety of moths that will land on the sheet for everyone to observe and draw, and we can use the iNaturalist Seek app (Android or iOS) to try to identify some of them and submit photos as citizen scientists. Here is a short video introduction to this fun activity.
Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth, with an estimated 150,000 moth species worldwide! Contrary to popular belief, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns, but they are mainly nocturnal, so butterflies usually get the daytime attention.
Fun FactSome moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Register below to reserve your spot.