Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

Here Come The Butterflies!

Regina Geoghan sent in these photos she took of butterflies at DeKorte Park earlier this week. We hope to see a bunch more on Butterfly Day this Saturday (July 30)! The free event takes place at the park from 10 am to 3 pm and includes butterfly walks and talks and plenty of activities for kids including a scavenger hunt and crafts. To register click here.

A view of a silver-spotted skipper butterfly nectaring on a purple butterfly bush.

A view of a silver-spotted skipper butterfly nectaring on a purple butterfly bush.

A side view view of a Red Admiral butterfly with closed wings on a purple butterfly bush flower.

A side view view of a Red Admiral butterfly with closed wings on a purple butterfly bush flower.

A view of a broad-winged skipper butterfly with wings closed on a white butterfly bush flower.

A view of a broad-winged skipper butterfly with wings closed on a white butterfly bush flower.

Moth Night Is Tomorrow!

A view of a clear-winged hummingbird moth on a white butterfly bush flower.

A view of a clear-winged hummingbird moth on a white butterfly bush flower.

Don’t forget to join us for Moth Night tomorrow (July 28) at DeKorte Park from 8:30 to 10 pm. The free event was rescheduled from Monday due to the bad weather.

The program starts with a talk by National Moth Week co-founder Dr. Elena Tartaglia on these spectacular yet misunderstood cousins of butterflies.

Then it’s out to the park where industrial-strength lamps and white sheets will be set up and┬ásugar bait will be used to attract moths for easier viewing. The event is┬ápart of National Moth Week. For more information, including some astounding facts and figures, click here