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2017 National Moth Week & Mothwatching Events
in the Finger Lakes Region of New York
Friday June 16th (10pm-midnight): Mothwatching at city lights. Bill Evans will lead a tour around Ithaca's lightscape observing the variable attractiveness of different types of night lighting to moths and the wide array of species impacted. Details to be announced.
Saturday July 1st (9pm-midnight): 6th annual Ithaca moth night. Meet at the main parking lot of Robert H. Treman State Park (lower unit) any time after 9pm. There will be moth watching at four light stations, a demonstration on the varying insect attraction of different wavelengths of light, and a bait line around the edge of the parking lot adjacent to the park office. Kids are welcome to help paint the moth bait (fermented fruit and brown sugar) on tree trunks at 9pm. Access to the park is free after 6pm. The event will be cancelled if heavy rain and/or lightning are in proximity.