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Moth Nights: Harford County MD

  • 01 Jul 2022
  • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Havre de Grace
  • 2


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Embrace your nocturnal side with NHSM!

We will visit a park in Historic Havre de Grace. Spanning over 530 acres, this park is home to a diverse landscape of agriculture fields, marsh, forest, and waterfront. This park is home to a vide variety of birds, mammals, herps and insects.

We will be setting up lights and white sheets to attract moths. We will observe a diverse group of moths and other insects that call Maryland home. Possible species include Luna Moth, Rosy Maple Moth, Baltimore Bomolocha Moth, and Orange-banded Epicallima moth. You never know what species you’ll find!

RAIN DATE: July 8th 

DIFFICULTY: walking will be minimum (1 mile or less). Be aware park restrooms and facilities may be closed. July can bring pests like mosquitos, ticks and other biting insects.

WHAT TO BRING: water, chair, headlamp/flashlight

WHAT TO WEAR: Be prepared for buggy summer conditions. Long pants are recommended. Do not wear white or other super light colors (you run the risk of being covered in moths and other insects). Closed toed shoes are required. Bug repellant spray is a personal choice. Feel free to bring a camera or smart phone to document what you see!

Additional details and exact location will be provided to registrants.

Important: Parking spaces are very limited. You MUST register to attend this event.  

Cancelation Policy: NHSM Field Experiences

Cancelations made 7 or more days in advance of the field experience, will receive a refund. Cancelations made within the week of the event will not receive a refund but can be transferred to a friend. Spaces are very limited on this trip, cancelations allow people from the waitlist to join.

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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