National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths.
Did you know that there are thousands more moths than butterflies? Or that they can come in colors like shocking pink, orange and green?
See some fascinating “night butterflies” as we hike a path of trees sugared in naturalist Diane Tucker’s special sauce that attracts hungry moths. We finish with a light display that draws moths and other nighttime insects sometimes from long distances. Moths are a much-maligned insect, far less troublesome and more valuable than is commonly thought. People think they are monochromatic pests, feeding on sweaters and cereal. Not true! They come in many exotic colors and are a vital link in the food web!
For more information about moths, visit these sites:
The Carey Pasture is located at the second driveway on the right after turning onto Mountain Spring Road from route 4 in the Village of Farmington.