Lovin’ Lepidoptera!

Experience “moth madness” during an evening in the park!

Everyone is familiar with colorful day-flying butterflies. Far fewer are tuned in to the darker side of the Lepidopteran world: MOTHS.

But did you know that moth species outnumber butterflies by a factor of 22? It’s true! Most moths fly under cover of darkness, and are more difficult to observe.

Intrigued? We hope you are. Now bring your curiosity to Swine Creek to see what gossamer-winged species have been attracted to our lights!

What: Moth Madness

When: Saturday, June 18, through Sunday, June 19 – 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Twp.

Naturalists Tami Gingrich and Linda Gilbert, with other moth experts, will monitor mercury vapor and black-light stations throughout this late spring evening. You as a visitor can check out three light stations, set up in various locations/habitats, at your leisure. Ask questions, study these fascinating night-flying insects, and bring a flashlight and camera for some great photo ops!

Registration is not required – just show up! We look forward to seeing you in the park. Questions? Please call 440-286-9516.

Geauga Park District is online at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Image Courtesy of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus

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