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The Caterpillar Lab – Moth ID & Natural History Workshop

September 3, 2021 @ 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM


Friday, September 3 | 8:30 – midnight
$50 | Registration Required. Limited to 15 participants

The Caterpillar Lab staff will lead participants on a tour of moth taxonomy, diversity, identification, and ecology in this special, small-group workshop for naturalists. We’ll begin with a classroom overview of moth morphology and strategies for learning to identify the bewildering diversity of moths in our region. We’ll also discuss the equipment, setup, and habitats that make for successful moth stations. As the moths arrive at the lights, we’ll practice identification while turning our attention towards the life history and ecology of some of the visitors. By the end of the evening, beginners will have the foundational knowledge to recognize major moth groups, while more experienced students will gain proficiency in species identification. All participants will leave with a renewed sense of awe and wonder, and many new examples of astonishing natural history found in our moth diversity.


Other Events this week with The Caterpillar Lab

Public Exploration Exhibit – September 4-6 | Various times
Caterpillar Camps – September 2 – 3 | For children ages  6 – 13
Caterpillars for Educators – September 5  | 9 am – noon
Public Moth Lighting Night – September 5 | 8:30 – 11 pm

The Caterpillar Lab at North Branch Nature Center is brought to you by our generous sponsors:
Hunger Mountain Co-op | National Life Group
GreenVest | Forward Philanthropy | Concept2 | Northfield Savings Bank | Washington Electric Co-op


September 3, 2021
8:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602