July 16 (Saturday): A Night of Exploring and Understanding Moths

It’s easy to overlook the biodiversity that awakens as we humans settle down for the night.  Did you know that there are more than 10 times as many species of moth in North America as there are birds?  Let yourself be amazed by the incredible diversity of moths on the Elbow Lake property.  Learn about their life cycle, favourite foods and creative ways of deterring predators, as well as their role in the ecosystem as pollinators and indicators of environmental health due to impacts of pollution, pesticides or climate change.

Meet at 8:30 pm in the Pavilion for this free event, or book your family/group into a cabin (special rate $60/cabin) and stay overnight.  Drop-ins are welcome, but overnight guests must book accommodation in advance, as space is limited.  This event will run rain or shine, as we will be set up to attract and display moths in several sheltered locations.  We will spend the night periodically checking on lights set up around the property and identifying moths we encounter.  Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as well as drink/snacks; a camera is optional but recommended.

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