Downtown Northampton's "Wild" Night Life - Moths, Fireflies & Other Night Flying Insects
Betsy Higgins and Laurie Sanders
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 9 to 11 pm
Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Pre-registration Required. Limited to 20 participants. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$10 members; $15 non-members
When most people think about downtown Northampton's night life scene, they conjure up images of restaurants and music venues. That's part of what's happening at night, but this program will highlight Northampton's really "wild" night life.
Presented by moth aficionado Betsy Higgins, the evening will include an indoor slide presentation about the diversity of moths in our area, including an overview of the native silk moths, which are related to the Chinese silk moths that were key to Northampton's flourishing 19th century silk industry. Following this, we will head outdoors to check out the variety of night-flying insects drawn to Higgins' black lights and mercury vapor lamps. The evening will conclude with a light show, courtesy of thousands of fireflies in the nearby meadows.
Naturalist Betsy Higgins has identified 100s of moth species in her back yard in Florence. Laurie Sanders, co-director of Historic Northampton and also a naturalist, will lead the firefly portion of the evening.
Recommended to bring: Flashlight and a magnifying glass.
Pre-registration Required. Limited to 20 participants.
$10 members; $15 non-members.