Night-Flying Prairie Insects: Blacklighting & Sugaring for Moths

photo: Marcie O'Connor

Prairies support an extremely diverse array of insects. We can easily observe the many butterflies, bees and other insects during the day but what about the moths? There are more than 10,000 species of moths in North America. This workshop will introduce you to the life cycle, behavior and ecology of prairie moth species. You will learn how to identify moths, particularly some prairie-specialist species which inhabit the Mounds View Grassland. We will demonstrate sugaring and blacklighting to collect and observe moths and other night-flying insects.

Instructor: Tim Hansel, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer

What to bring: Wear clothing appropriate for night hikes on the prairie. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and a camera with a flash.

In case of rain: Same time on Thursday, September 1. Attendees will be notified by email. 

Class size: Limit 25 people.                 Cost: $10

This event is part of the Wisconsin Land Trust Days events calendar. 

August 30, 2022 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mounds View Grassland barn
8624 Reilly Rd
Barneveld, WI 53507
United States
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Tim Hansel · · 608-692-8049
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