(We are at or near capacity, but may open more spaces if demand warrants ... so put your name on the waitlist and we will be in touch.)
Join us for our third annual Moth Night, part of the citizen-science project called National Moth Week, and organized by A Way to Garden and Friends of Taconic State Park. BYO picnic supper if you please while you learn from top scientists, then experience nature after dark with them and just have fun.
Two visiting UConn-Storrs entomologists, the amazing Brigette Zacharczenko and Benedict Gagliardi, lead our event, appropriate for all ages. This year's extra-special event starts with a “Moth 101” talk at 7:00 at the Copake Iron Works, 33 Valley View Road, Copake Falls, then heading into the woods along a trail where we set up special blacklight stations to view the night’s visitors.
Come for the 101 talk alone (we’ll have live specimens to examine from overnight traps set the night before to examine before dark) or stay for the after-dark adventure, too. Wait till you see what we discover together!
NOTE: Picnic tables will be set up, so BYO picnic supper if you like. Delicious dessert-like treats baked by David Wurth of CrossRoads Food Shop in Hillsdale will be provided, courtesy of Margaret at A Way to Garden.