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Moth Night 27 Aug. at Gilbert Water Ranch

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

With temperatures still over 100 degrees at 6 pm, we first spent a good hour inside a library classroom, enjoying Margarethe’s presentation on pollinators. Then we walked over to Honeybee Point, while searching for scorpions along the way. Several scorpions were found! One even had several babies on her back. It was ID-ed by an expert as a Bark Scorpion! At the sheets, about 30 people enjoyed all the wiggly, chirping, always flying in your hair or shirt, group of insects attracted by the black-light and mercury-vapor light. This summer has been hot and dry so far, which has had a negative effect on the number of moths (and butterflies), and it was very noticeable tonight. It still was fun to be out in the dark, and always great to learn something new!

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