NMW Events at Long Key Nature Center, Davie FL

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Trail at Long Key Nature Center (photo via their website)

Long Key Nature Center, in conjunction with the Broward Butterflies and Miami Blue Chapters (a NMW supporter) of the North American Butterfly Association are sponsoring various events to celebrate National Moth Week.

Moth Day, July 21st 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Long Key Nature Center and the Broward Butterflies and Miami Blue Chapters of the North American Butterfly Association present a day of entertaining information about the lives of moths. Learn how these mysterious night flyers spend their lives, why they are important to our ecosystem and how you can attract them to your yard.

12:00 p.m. Moths 101, Gloria Witkus, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
1:30 p.m. Moths in Your Garden (A Look at How to Attract These Daytime and Nighttime Visitors), Roger Hammer, author of Everglades Wildflowers
3:00 p.m. Moth Who’s Who: From Big and Beautiful , Small and Common to Curious and Strange, Scott Bryan, Broward County Parks and Recreation

Moth Night, July 26th 8-10 p.m.
A Long Key naturalist will set up equipment to attract moths and introduce us to what she has found. This effort will contribute to our understanding of moth populations in protected areas such as Long Key — and demonstrate how lepidopterists do their work with lights, sheets, and potions that moths find irresistible.

Magical Moths for Kids, July 27th and 28th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit Long Key Nature Center’s Discovery Room to learn about moths and their cousins the butterflies. Children and their parents can drop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in activities including games, storytelling, crafts and nature walks. Various activities will occur throughout the day. “

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