Introduction to how to attract and identify moths.

Introduction to how to attract and identify moths.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
9:15pm - 11:15pm - All Ages
MacGregor Point Provincial Park (map)
Other Info
“Introduction to how to attract and identify moths.” with Alan Macnaughton

Alan has good equipment and techniques for attracting moths, and he can show other people how to do it. He will set up several stations and use several lights (black light) and bait (rotting bananas). It will be an excellent opportunity to learn various methods of attracting moths.

Thursday July 30, 9:15 to 11:15PM

in MacGregor Point Provincial Park - the campfire circle beside the Visitor Centre - Regular admission - day pass or annual pass - applies. Please consider arriving earlier in the day to enjoy other park features.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is expected.

To register - please contact -

Limit 10 - Priority will be given to OSFN members, but please register early to avoid disappointment -

Extra information - Equipment -

Bring cameras or phones for taking pictures and perhaps some transparent pill bottles to temporarily capture the moths for handing around to others before they are released. Phones are often best because they may have an internet connection (is this possible in the park?) to allow uploading observations to the website for automated (image recognition software) species identification. Also, if they happen to have it, bring the Leckie and Beadle book, Peterson Field Guide to the Moths of Northeastern North America. One of the lights is bright and some people might want sunglasses when they get near it.

Binoculars are not needed. You will be able to touch the bugs.

« Back to the calendar

Comments are closed.

Coming Soon
OSFN Webinars
YouTube Logo
Facebook Logo
Enter Email To Receive Notifications of Website Updates