Moth Night at the VIC
Monday, 22 July
As part of National Moth Week, a global celebration of moths and biodiversity, the VIC will host a naturalist-led crepuscular/evening walk along Heron Marsh from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This is an interesting time to be in the field, because daytime animals are moving between daytime feeding grounds and their nighttime/sleeping grounds. Nocturnal animals are awakening and beginning to search for food. The cost is $10.
From 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, biologist and Paul Smith’s College professor Dr. Janet Mihuc will lead the public through a field survey of moth collecting sites, to observe and identify moth species collected through the use of black lights and sugar baiting of trees. Many species will be seen on white sheets at the collecting sites. The cost is $10. The cost for both evening events is $15, $25 per family. There is a 25% discount for Friends of the VIC.
Moth Week Display
Tuesday, 23 July
As part of National Moth Week, the VIC will host an indoor moth display of the live moths which were captured the night before. Biologist and Paul Smith’s College professor Dr. Janet Mihuc will be available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM to answer questions at the moth table. Participants are invited to help release the live moths. Free – underwritten by Friends of the VIC.