Friday, July 11, 2014

Advanced Training Op on July 23rd at 7-8pm

Local Virginia Master Naturalists, their family and friends will be among the hundreds of groups and organizations around the world participating in the third annual National Moth Week, July 19-27. 

This global event will celebrate the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths, encouraging “moth-ers” of all ages and abilities to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. 

You are invited to attend this free celebration at the Smith River Complex on July 23rd at 7-8 pm is the ADVANCED TRAINING. (Updated to show Advanced training is before the rest of the night's events)

An evening event for family members of all ages!
Event Coordinator: Lynn Pritchett, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist

Show and Tell items on display by Phil McDonald include live captive-bred moths, an emerging summer brood of Luna Moth cocoons, and some Polyphemus Moth caterpillars on Pin Oak tree leaves and Moth and Butterfly display cases.

Dr. Joe Keiper, entomologist and director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, will also be there as a guest presenter. He’ll shine black lights on white sheets at the canoe launch near the riverside to lure even more moths to capture and photograph.|

Butterfly nets will be provided for the public to borrow.

Wednesday, July 23at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Smith River Sports Complex
1000 Irisburg Rd, Axton, Virginia 24054

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