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Moth Night: Sweet Air Area part 2

  • 22 Jul 2022
  • 8:30 PM
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park. Exact meeting location will be provided to registrants the week before the program.
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If crack-of-dawn birding excursions aren’t your thing, maybe it’s time to give moth-watching a try. Since moths come out when the sun goes down, moth-watching (aka mothing) is a great activity for night owls.

In partnership with the DNR, join members of the NHSM Lep* Club in exploring moths. Beginning at 8:30 PM Tim Hoen and Ranger Jen Cashell will set up a mercury vapor light and begin drawing in moths and creatures of the night. This is an observational nighttime event to witness the stunning moths and other insects in Maryland. We never know what we will see. Stay as long as you would like. Many of the big moths don’t come out till past midnight.

*Lep is short for Lepidoptera the Order of animals that includes moths and butterflies.

This event would be canceled in case of severe weather. RAIN DATE: July 23rd.

Difficulty: Easy. There is a parking lot next to where we will set up. It is a short walk less than 5 min from car to set up.

What to wear: Dress appropriately for walking outside in the woods on a summer night. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended.

What to bring: Water, flashlight, chair.

Location: Exact location will be provided upon registration.

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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