DHC National Moth Week Event

  • 19 Jul 2024
  • 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Wilson Conservation Area, 6712 E Willow Springs Rd, Spokane 99223
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  • PLEASE register by vehicle for this event. Parking is limited. The driver can register for the event and list their passengers as guests.

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National Moth Week Event 

Wilson Conservation Area

In celebration of National Moth Week, join local experts Carl Barrentine, Michelle Sloan Bos, Michael Woodruff, and Christopher Costa for an evening mothing event. This is a perfect event for kids - we will collect and identify some amazing specimens. An informational handout will be provided to help you identify moths on your own.

Zotheca Tranquilla Moth

Drasteria Sabulosa Moth

We will meet at the Wilson Conservation Area at 8:30pm with activities continuing until midnight. This event is designed for beginners with a 30-minute introduction before it gets too dark. One can come early and leave when you want or arrive later and stay for the midnight finale. There will be a parade of different species all evening. There are at least 750 species of moths in the Dishman Hills compared to about 50 species of butterflies. 

There will be three viewing stations to observe moths within easy walking distance. Collection nets will be provided. This is a family-friendly event -and we need them to do the collection. Flashlights and/or cellphones will be needed so you can see the moths that we collect. Please do not bring dogs, they are not allowed at the Wilson property.

Registration is by vehicle because parking is limited to 20 spots. The number of participants per vehicle is unlimited. We require a name, email and phone number for registration. Email events@dishmanhills.org for how many people will be in the vehicle so we can have a rough estimate of attendees.

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July.

NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe. For more information: https://nationalmothweek.org

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