Learn About Nighttime Pollinators at Arlington Citizen Science Program's Moth Night July 25
By Melissa Walker, Environmental Education Specialist
Posted on July 18, 2022, July 18, 2022

Moth Night

Celebrate National Moth Week by exploring nature at nighttime during our Arlington Citizen Science Program’s Moth Night at River Legacy Park, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, on Monday, July 25th at 8:30 pm. We will be observing moths in their local habitat and learning about their role as pollinators in North Texas.

Moths are important pollinators in North Texas. Many night-blooming plants rely on moths and other nighttime visitors to spread their pollen. Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. It’s estimated that there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 species of moths! Shapes and sizes span from the size of a pinhead to as large as your hand and their colors and patterns vary from bright and vibrant to muted for camouflaged.

There will be multiple viewing stations set up around the Legacy pavilion and along the walking trails where you will be able to observe, take pictures and ask questions about our local moths and other nighttime insects. Our special guest speaker for the evening, Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick, will provide interesting insight on moths and their importance to our local ecosystem.

Remember to wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a small flashlight but most of all bring your curiosity!

For more information visit www.arlingtontx.gov/mothnight or contact the City of Arlington’s Stormwater Education Specialist, Melissa Walker, at 817-459-6572 or email [email protected].

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