Moth Week Programs at Long Key Nature Center


long keyCome celebrate the third annual National Moth Week at Long Key Nature Center. Join participants in 49 states and 29 countries to spotlight the importance of moths and their impact on Earth’s ecosystems.

Moth Day • July 201
12 p.m. • All Ages • Free
Presented in cooperation with the Broward Butterfly Chapter and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

12:00 p.m. Of Moon Moths and Silken Threads by Dr. Michelle DaCosta, Division of Plant Industries, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
1:30 p.m. Attracting Moths for a Closer Look by Kelli Whitney, Parks Naturalist, Broward County Parks and Recreation
3:00 p.m. Moths of South Florida by Alan Chin-Lee, Lepidopterist and Nature Photographer2

Moth Night • July 25
8:00 p.m. • All Ages • $5/person
Presented in cooperation with the Broward Butterflies Chapter and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

Long Key naturalists will set up equipment to attract moths and introduce us to what they have 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 26 and 27
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Ages 3-12 yrs. • $5/child

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.

For more information or to register call the Long Key Nature Center Office at 954.357.8797.   For a PDF file of the events list click here.

Visit a display from Long Key in the lobby at West Regional Library. The exhibit included an Ello sphinx moth specimen and caterpillar photo.  The display case is in the lobby as you come in the main entrance.

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