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SoFo: Nocturnal Insects, Fascinating Fliers

This event requires registration, see below

  • Sat, Jun 09, 2018 3:00 PM
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations
The Original Hamptons’ Night Life—Nocturnal Insects, Fascinating Fliers: Family/Children Ages 8 & Older
Program Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educator

An amazing world is hiding right under our noses—or maybe right in front of our eyes—that most people don’t notice. Not the super exclusive restaurants, bars, clubs, or fundraisers, but one that we can find right in our backyards. Moths, beetles, wasps, flies, and many other insects are more active at night, searching for food and mates, since there are fewer predators active after the sun sets. Some of these insects are covered in amazing patterns, some are tiny, and some leave you wondering what trick nature was up to. Learn how they fly, find food, and attract mates as Crystal sorts through the incredible insects that were attracted to a safe, light trap the previous night. If we are lucky, we will find scarab beetles, tiger moths, sphinx moths, ichneumon wasps, and leaf hoppers. You will also learn how to make your own safe, light trap to set up in your backyard to discover your hidden neighbors! With over 1,000 species of moths and beetles found on Long Island through the seasons, you won’t be disappointed!

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

Photo credit: Judy Gallagher
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SoFo Staff
Price: See Above
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Registration: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 to Sat, Jun 09, 2018