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Program

Moth Night

with Stephen Hall, Landscape Ecologist

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Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Fee: $9.00 ($8 Members)

 

Moths are among our most diverse, colorful, and ecologically important groups of organisms. Approximately 2,700 species occur in North Carolina, but most people only ever see just a few and are startled when they first see a Luna Moth or a Polyphemus Moth, never having suspected that there were such species flying around in the night. We may even come across a Sphinx Moth pollinating a night-blooming wildflower. Moth Night shines a light on this amazing group of organisms. We'll use two common techniques to sample moth populations – blacklights and baiting – to take a look at the local fauna. Bring your cameras, with best results obtained using a flash.

 

Meeting spot: Laurel Hill Road by the Piedmont Nature Trails. Specific directions provided in the confirmation email.


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Remaining Seats: 5

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 8/6/2022 12:00 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

Piedmont Nature Trails (Laurel Hill Road Entrance)

900 Laurel Hill Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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