8:30 p.m. Doors open – visitors are encouraged to walk and view the prairie in the relative coolness and breeze around sunset ~ 9:00 p.m. or after dark: Moth and night insect viewing begins Visitors are welcome to drop by and leave at any time.
Moth and insect enthusiasts Katy Emde and John Schneider will set up black (UV) lights and white screen to attract moths and other night insects. We had some Harris County firsts last year and a lot of fun! Once it gets dark, we’ll see what shows up! We’ll be ID’ing, photographing and talking moths and other night insects such as the silver butt beetle. Light refreshments will be served in the house – please register, so we can get an estimate for food.
❏ We encourage you to post your photos on iNaturalist and add them to the Deer Park
Prairie Project (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/deer-park-prairie). ❏ Want to know more about moths? Go to http://nationalmothweek.org/ ❏ Note: For anyone planning to walk on the prairie, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. Insect repellant spray is highly recommended.
For more information, contact [email protected]
Don’t miss our July Program: Snakes of Texas by Crossbone Corns, Wednesday, 7/24/19 More information at HoustonPrairie.org