Chester Township Plans Free Moth Night

Learn about the fascinating nocturnal world of moths on Fri., July 28, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s free Moth Night celebration at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.

Moth expert Dr. Elena Tartaglia, a professor at Bergen Community College, will set up light stations to attract a variety of moths, and identify species that come to visit. Among the species common to this region are Luna, Imperial, Rosy maple and Pandorus sphinx moths.

Moth Night is free and appropriate for all ages, and advance registration is requested. To register, go to https://donate.njconservation.org/2017-moths-bamboo-brook. For more information, contact Bill Lynch at blynch@njconservation.org or 908-997-0725.

The 100-acre Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, where New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s main office is located, is part of the Morris County Park System.  For driving directions, go to http://njconservation.org/documents/DirectionstoNJCF_Final.pdf. For GPS, enter the address as 11 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ, 07931.

Moth Night attendees should bring plenty of water and wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to prevent insect bites.

Moth Night is part of New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s 2017 “Step into Nature” series of walks, talks and outdoor events, and is held in conjunction with National Moth Week. To find out more about National Moth Week, go to http://nationalmothweek.org/.

 

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