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Stay up late for science! Experience the Arboretum after dark as we celebrate our nocturnal neighbors in honor of the Arboretum’s In the Dark exhibit. Learn how to use a special “bat detector” to hear and identify the high-frequency sounds that bats emit while they echolocate their prey. See how black lights can attract moths and other nocturnal insects.
This event is open to both children and adults. At 9:00 p.m., adults are invited to attend a special presentation and learn how to create a “mothing” set-up, as well as the general taxonomy of moths and other nocturnal insects before heading outside to view these organisms.
Attendance is free, however, online registration is required and standard non-member parking fees apply. A suggested five-dollar per person donation is welcomed and will help support The North Carolina Arboretum Society. Children must be accompanied by an adult during all activities.
Participants in the Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE program will earn five bonus points for attending this event.