What goes bump in the night? It may be moths, but that shouldn’t be cause for fright. These insects play an important role in ecosystems around the world. On Friday, July 21, The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is “shining a light” on these nocturnal pollinators with an after-hours Moth Party from 8-9:30 p.m. This program is held as part of National Moth Week and offers everyone a chance to collect scientific data and learn more about these interesting insects.
Following a quick introduction to moths and their habitats, Moth Party participants will become citizen scientists as they venture outdoors with aquarium educators. Special lights and bait will attract moths to an area near the aquarium’s sound side shore, and staff will help everyone collect and identify the various moth species. The program is for ages three and over, and admission is $3 per person. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Rain date is Friday, July 28.