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Singing Insects Night Hike at Mason Farm

with Stephen Hall, Landscape Ecologist

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Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fee: $12.00 ($11 Members)

 

The night has been filled with the songs of insects for hundreds of millions of years – there are fossils of katydids dating back 165 million years that show the sound-producing structures on the wings with sufficient detail that the songs they made can be artificially re-produced. When we are outside at night, the chorus of night-singing crickets and katydids today is still something that should amaze us in all its diversity. This symphony reaches its peak in the fall each year and the concert hall at Mason Farm is one of the best places to hear this performance.

 


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Remaining Seats: 13

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 9/24/2022 5:00 PM EST | Refund Policy


About the Instructor

Stephen received a  Ph.D. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. He worked for 25 years with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program as Invertebrate Zoologist and Landscape Ecologist, where he conducted surveys of butterflies, moths, and other insects, integrating them into the Program’s conservation efforts. Stephen is currently developing a website covering the state’s moth fauna.

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Location

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

500 Finley Golf Course Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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