Norfolk County, ON, July 19, 2019 – Join the Long Point Basin Land Trust for a free
event on Friday, July 19th at Stead Family Scientific Reserve.
Join Long Point Basin Land Trust at Stead Family Scientific Reserve to see and learn
about some of the magnificent creatures of the night. We will begin the evening
by listening for the majestic sounds of the Eastern Whip-Poor-Will. Since it is
just after a full moon, the adults may be foraging the entire night for insects
to feed to their nestlings.
After, an opportunity to see how moths are lured using traps and other attractants
will be provided. This will allow participants to observe some of the different
varieties of moths in the area up close, and to learn about these often overlooked
insects and their important role in nature.
Adam Timpf is a local biologist whose farm is one of the neighbouring properties
to the Stead Family Scientific Reserve. Peter Carson and Mary Gartshore have been
studying local moth species for quite a few years.
What: Creatures of the Night
When: Friday, July 19th, 2019 8pm – 11pm
Where: Stead Family Scientific Reserve is located at 4th Concession Road,
Norfolk County, ON, N0E 1X0.
Cost: The event is free, however registration is requested. Please visit
creaturesofnight.eventbrite.ca for information and registration. Donations
are always welcome.
About Long Point Basin Land Trust
Long Point Basin Land Trust, a charitable non-government organization, was founded
in 1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning ecosystems in the central
Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership, land management
and nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects ten nature reserves, totalling
671 acres, which provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through
hands-on outdoor experiences. For more information, visit www.longpointlandtrust.ca