Coming This Summer: Moth Night!


Save the date!  As part of National Moth Week, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Meadowlands' first ever Moth Night on Wednesday, July 25.

The event, featuring nationally recognized moth expert (and New Jerseyan) David Moskowitz, will run from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center at DeKorte Park.

We will set up a mercury vapor light and white sheet to see how many different kinds of moths we can attract, and then set out to identify them.

More on National Moth Week here

We will be posting more information as the event approaches, so stay tuned.

Full information follows.

Wednesday, July 25,  8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Bonus Event: Moth Night, DeKorte Park
Learn all about moths — those amazing cousins of butterflies, at the Meadowlands’ first-ever Moth Night. We’ll hear a short talk by expert David Moskowitz, the organizer of National Moth Week, and use a mercury vapor lamp and white sheet to attract and then identify the various species. We'll also try "sugaring" to attract moths as well. The goal of the event – part of National Moth week — is to raise awareness of these seldom seen insects and to celebrate biodiversity. This free family-friendly event is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last-minute weather updates. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

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