COME HUNT BUGS WITH ME. Naturalist Charley Eiseman is coming to the beautiful Taconic State Park in my town to lead a National Moth Week evening event July 19—a picnic supper, slide talk and after-dark “mothing” adventure—plus a morning bug walk July 20. All ages welcome. Join us as we set up black lights, paint gooey bait on tree trunks, overturn rocks and leaves, and more. Learn from an expert how to sharpen your focus on nature.
The eight moths and one moth caterpillar above are a sampling of nearly three-dozen moth species I have noted and photographed in the last year or so in my own garden—without going anywhere. Amazing, but something I’d hardly ever noticed in 25-plus years of gardening until I learned from experts like Charley to slow down, and really see.
You can, too (plus we’ll just have fun…like in the video below).
Get the details on the evening moth event and morning bug walk, co-hosted with Friends of Taconic State Park, and reserve a spot at this link (adults $5, kids under 12 free). The Taconic State Park, Bash Bish region, is in Copake Falls, New York, in Columbia County.
- I’ve taken walks with Charley before—remember? It’s an experience you will not forget.
- He has also been a guest on my radio show. Read or listen.
- Why care about moths? I didn’t, until I wrote this story.
- Not able to join us locally? National Moth Week events are happening, well, nationally. Find one.
- Or like I said: Come look for bugs with me. Tickets and other details.