Lev Bely, 25.07.2012 21:57
This Saturday, July 28th, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center arranges a short learning class named Moths at Midnight. This will take place in Minnesota (US), near Fergus Falls, from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
Apparently, moths are not as popular as their daylight antipodes — colorful butterflies: it usually takes patience to find an imperceptible moth out resting somewhere in the grass or on the textured bark of a tree where it can be scarcely noticed or even invisible at all, since many of them have perfect camouflage. There are about 12400 Lepidoptera species in North America, of which just 830 are butterfly species, and 11570 are moths. The latter can be amazingly various — from invisible to ones rich in colors, tiniest as mosquito to large as birdie. Prairie Wetlands Learning Center invites everyone to learn more about moths, to find, catch and study these beautiful insects together.
Teresa Jaskiewicz, environmental education specialist at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center says: “This year the rest of the nation, actually it has gone worldwide, is finally celebrating moths by starting up a soon to be annual Moth Week July 23—29, 2012”.
Four years already PWLC has been offering educational moth-themed programs. “We want to study moths, not mosquitoes, so bring mosquito repellant,” Jaskiewicz said.
For more information, please call directly Teresa Jaskiewicz at 218-998-4486.
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center is part of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District, which is in turn managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Moths at Midnight welcomes everyone, entrance is free.
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Photo: PWLC educational program, http://www.fws.gov/midwest/PWLC
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