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Celebrate National Moth Week at Washoe Lake State Park Saturday, July 20

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 dcnr-web-logo-300x33-1965152-7456232Enjoy an evening that will illuminate a very important and often underappreciated creature – the moth! In celebration of the second annual National Moth Week, taking place July 20-28, Washoe Lake State Park will host a night of study and learning about the butterfly’s nocturnal cousin. Janel Johnson, a botanist and wetland ecologist with Nevada’s Natural Heritage Program, will give a presentation. Then the group will study the insect as it is attracted to a white tarp with a light. Johnson will bring nets and jars used in the field to collect specimens for study before freeing them safely into the night sky.

 For more information about National Moth Week, visit nationalmothweek.org.

WHAT: National Moth Week Celebration Program

 

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m.

 WHERE: Participants will meet at the main park entrance. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and 5 miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the East Lake Boulevard exit 44 and travel approximately 3 ½ miles on East Lake Blvd. to park entrance.

 COST: There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7.00 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount.

 CONTACT: For more information contact Janel Johnson at 775-684-2911 or [email protected].

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