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Blacklighting and Sugaring for Moths

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

We'll set up a mercury vapor lamp to attract moths, as well as special ‘sugaring’ sites to attract these denizens of the night. We have no idea what we will find but should be able to identify a dozen or so. Some of the moths may be very large and dramatic, but others may be tiny micros only a ¼ of an inch long. Either way it will be fun to discover what is flying around in your yard and the woods at night! 


We suggest you wear light long pants and a long sleeved shirt; insect repellant may also be necessary.

Inclement Weather: 
Rain postpones
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Lorusso
(860) 455-9534

This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.