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An Evening with Moths at CREA

July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


David Reed is a retired professor who has rekindled his childhood interest in bugs. With a good macro lens and lots of patience he has photographed and identified over a thousand species of moths. Most of these were found just by turning on the porch light and waiting for the moths to land on the wall.

For our Moth Evening , plan to arrive at dusk (around 8:00 P.M.) on July 26 and walk down the path to the Ecology Center at the Cathance River Nature Preserve. You had best bring a flashlight. Leader David Reed  will have a sheet set up with a bright light and a black light to see what we can coax out of the grass and woods. IHe’ll also have painted some nearby trees with his not-so-secret moth-attractant recipe. He’ll photograph what lands on the sheet and he urges others also to bring cameras.

Says David, “The Moth Evening is for all ages but parents are urged not to let kids wander off into the dark forest. Moths can’t hurt anyone (although one flew in my ear once). If you are used to swatting-away those pesky brown moths, I think you’ll be surprised at the beauty and diversity of moths. They range in size from 1/16” log to 5” wingspan and many are very colorful.”

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This event is FREE and open to CREA Members and the Community.

Location: CREA Ecology Center


July 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


CREA Ecology Center, 28 Rensenbrink Way, Highland Green, Topsham
ME 04086 United States + Google Map