In addition to your mothing set-ups, we’ll also be highlighting some public NMW events around the country. If you’re nearby, attend one!
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a NMW event on July 27 at their Prairie Ridge Ecostation (4301 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh):
You are invited to an evening of moth-centered fun to celebrate National Moth Week with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Prairie Ridge Ecostation! We’ll have blacklights and mercury vapor lights, baits, and traps at stations around the grounds to attract moths and experts on hand to help you learn about the things you see. We’ll also teach you to identify some of the major moth groups so you can practice your new skills on the moths you see. You can even contribute to science as a citizen scientist by sharing photos, observations, and other information you gather throughout the night! This event is free, family-friendly (we’ll have activities for kids!), and open to the public from 8pm-midnight Saturday, July 27. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and dress for the weather. Closed-toed shoes and long pants are recommended. If you have a camera with macro capability, bring it along too! You can help us document the moth species on the Prairie Ridge grounds. Hope to see you there!
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