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The World of Insects: Moths - Online
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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Sponsored by Mass Audubon Education
2 sessions:   Aug. 27, 7-8:30 pm and (optional) Sept. 3, 6:30-7 pm


Scott Santino - Teacher-Naturalist, Ipswich River ; Richard Wolniewicz - Property Manager and Naturalist at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and author of Moths by Porch Light published in Massachusetts Wildlife, No. 2, 2005 about common moths found around homes at night.


Adult.  Fee:  $25 (members), $30 (nonmembers)
More than just curious visitors that appear when you leave the porch light on, moths and their life stories are marvelous! This online presentation will introduce some of the most common moths found in New England, moth groups, male vs female identification, life histories, feeding behaviors, and techniques for observing. An optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercise will be offered, with a September 3 follow-up discussion session for those who do the exercise.

Explore the diverse, colorful, and at times surprising world of insects. Learn about their amazing anatomy, life cycles, behavior, and ecological relationships in this online series. Familiarize yourself with conservation threats, existing citizen science projects, and everyday actions you can take to help keep local insects and their habitats healthy. Each weekly class will include an optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercise and a 30-minute follow-up virtual discussion session a week later, providing an opportunity for you to observe insects on your own and share your discoveries with classmates and the presenters.

Each program of the series will focus on a different topic.  Join us for one, some or all!

Instructions and Directions:

24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.

Registration is required.  Register now.

For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

Mass Audubon Education
208 S Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
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Location online, registration required