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Moths ‘Til Midnight

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - June 27 @ 12:00 am

Join Friends of IL Nature Preserves stewards and volunteers for Moths til Midnight at PWSNP (Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve) in Monroe County. Our educational program will be focused on moth identification and moth ecology. The event will begin with a brief presentation about moths at 8:00pm by Friends leader, Deanna Deterding M.S. Her research studied the relationship between moths and prairie plant community composition in tall grass prairie restorations.

During the presentation a light will be attracting insects in the distance. After Deanna introduces us to the world of moths, we will then head to the light to survey these fascinating animals. We will not be employing destructive sampling or taking collections. All moths will be photographed.
Moths Til Midnight concludes at 12:00am.
Snacks will be provided. This event is open to the public.
The Friends group greatly appreciates the Clifftop organization for permitting late night use at the PWSNP.
Please email Travis Neal of Friends of IL Nature Preserves at travis@friendsilnature.org with any questions regarding this event.


June 26 @ 8:00 pm
June 27 @ 12:00 am
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Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, 3325 G Rd, Fults, IL 62244, USA

Things to know before you come:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a mask if unable to social distance from others at the site.
  • Bring water and a snack. Dress for the wilderness – this should include sturdy boots or shoes, a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Long pants and a long sleeve shirt are suggested.
  • We work hard, but at our own pace, and we often take breaks to share snacks and share ideas and nature with each other.

If you are attending a workday at a nature preserve owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, please complete and bring the IDNR Volunteer Waiver to the workday when you attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at 779-212-2785 or amy@friendsilnature.org