August 19 Saturday MOTH NIGHT at the Arboretum
                    Members-Only After Hours Special Event

                    > for Arboretum annual members -- and Central Arizona
                    Butterfly Association Members (CAZBA)
3:00 p.m. The Arboretum closes as usual
          6:00pm entry gate reopens - please have your membership
card ready to show admission staff as you drive in

          7-8pm Lecture and Slideshow in the Smith Building Lecture Room
          8-9pm Moth Lighting, and UV Scorpion Walk


          Members of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association are invited to join Boyce Thompson Arboretum annual members for an exclusive after-hours nightime event here Saturday August 19 to see and photograph moths. Again this year we are fortunate to have artist and insect expert Margarethe Brummermann as our special guest; hosting a short slideshow and presentation on insect identification in the lecture room starting at 7:00 pm, lasting about an hour.
Following the slideshow we will head outdoors where white sheets illuminated by mercury-vapor lights attract moths and many other insects. We'll have plenty opportunity to photograph and observe them up-close, with Margarethe to help us identify them. Judging by our prior event, and the Arboretum's popular Scorpion Night outings this summer -- you can expect an evening entertaining for families, kids, entomologists and photographers - adn those who just simply enjoy a little adventure outdoors and after dark.
This special evening of after-hours access is limited to BTA annual members and CAZBA members only; please make sure to bring your membership card because our admission volunteers will request to see a valid I.D. card as you drive-in upon arrival. The gate will open at 6:00 pm, so bring a picnic dinner if you like, or take a stroll around the grounds during that Golden Hour before sunset. Margarethe's program starts at 7 pm with a slide show in the lecture room, followed by a scorpion walk and moth viewing till 10 pm.

Organizers suggest bringing a small flashlight and wearing comfortable shoes; preferably closed-toe shoes. Bring an ultra-violet (UV) black light if you have one!

           Moth Nights each Summer since 2011 have been a popular draw, luring our members "like moths to a flame," when insect experts set up white-light sheets to attract insects.
     
                    
You're not already a BTA annual member, and wish you could attend this event? Call today! Membership is a bargain at $60 for a year for a couple -- our entry level -- and you can purchase membership by credit card with a call to our staff at 520. 689. 2723 during daytime business hours of 6:30am - 2:30 pm.

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