Dartmouth, MA 02748
Join Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Research Director Mark Mello for National Moth Week Moth Hunt on Friday, July 29. The Lloyd Center has been collecting moth data on its 82-acre property since 1983, amassing records of over 700 species of macrolepidoptera. The public is invited to join Mark for an evening of moth observations at the Lloyd Center’s Visitor Center.
At 8pm, participants will set out lights and bait on the property. Mark will then provide an introduction to moth identification and diversity in southern New England. By 9 pm it will be dark, and participants will make their first round to the bait trail and butterfly garden to see nectaring moth species, and then settle down at the lights. We will operate the lights until 2am, recording all the species we encounter (folks are not required to stay until 2:00, however!).
Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For those planning on staying until the end, a blanket or air mattress for short naps might be useful. Participants will either photograph or collect (when photographic identification would be questionable or a species is new for the property) all species to later be submitted to the National Moth Week database.
Pre-registration required by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28th.
Cost: $5 Nonmembers, Members & Children Under 12 Free