Moths surprise with startling colors, clever camouflage, numbers, and diversity yet are often overlooked by those enjoying our natural areas. Join “MothMan” Mark Mello, Research Director of the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth on Thursday, August 13 at 9:30 pm via Zoom for a look at sampling moths in Marion. Mark Mello is a recognized expert in all things lepidoptera and in his years of collecting with the Lloyd Center has found nearly 700 different species. Sippican Lands Trust will use Zoom to take you along and see any early results of a night of sampling in the woods of Marion. Using grape jelly-based bait on trees and black lights on a sheet or traps we will see who is flying about on a summer night. Mello often stays out to 2 or so in the morning, but SLT will join him at 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 13.
Registration is free for members of the Sippican Lands Trust (or Lloyd Center) with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members. Please register for this Zoom event at www.sippicanlandstrust.org/events by Wednesday, August 12 and Sippican Lands Trust will send you the link and code by noon on Thursday, August 13.