Saturday, 24 June 2017

National Moth Week

National Moth Week is a celebration of insects of the night. It started in the USA a few years ago and has spread to many countries throughout the world. It is celebrated in July-the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere when insects are most active. But here in tropical Queensland, we have an array of insects the year round.

Our moth night will be on 12 July at the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The evening will commence at 6.00 pm with a light refreshment and short talk. The light sheet will be set up across Collins Ave adjacent to the rainforest on the lawns. Bring a flashlight or a bicycle headlight and a camera. In addition to the insects that should be attracted to the lights, we can search the adjacent vegetation for other creatures of the night.

In the event of rain, we will have a bit of plastic covering the sheet. (Insects often fly in the rain). So bring an umbrella. In the event of a downpour, well we can study aquatic insects.

See you there on Wednesday 12 July.