Moths at Midnight program at Prairie Wetlands Learning CenterA Moths at Midnight program will be offered at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center near Fergus Falls on Saturday, July 28 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
A Moths at Midnight program will be offered at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center near Fergus Falls on Saturday, July 28 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
Easily overlooked, moths are more abundant than their flashy family members, the butterflies. Out of the approximately 12,400 species of Lepidoptera in North America, 11,570 are moths that means only 830 are butterflies. Moths can range in size from a mosquito to a small bird. Learn more about these nocturnal insects, and join the PWLC staff in catching, identifying and studying these fascinating critters.
Teresa Jaskiewicz, environmental education specialist at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center states, “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”. This will be PWLC’s fourth year of teaching about moths.
"We want to study moths, not mosquitoes, so bring mosquito repellant," Jaskiewicz said.
For information, call Teresa at 218-998-4486. The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center is located on State Highway 210 East, south of Fergus Falls, one mile from exit 57 off I-94.
The PWLC is part of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 560 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services field stations. For more information, visit www.fws.gov.