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Event Calendar

Moth Mania

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 8 or older.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Hickory Hollow Shelter

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Event Details

Please note: Wearing a mask is recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

Celebrate National Moth Week by exploring the night in search of moths. Moths make up 90 percent of the butterfly family, yet most of us can only identify one or two of them. Join a naturalist to discover what makes moths special and why we should celebrate this group of insects. Learn the different groups of moths and then take a night hike, sharing UV flashlights as we search for hidden insects glowing along the trail. Finally, we will check out our “research center” to see if we attracted any winged visitors.

Event Requirements

Registration required by Friday, July 23: 708.946.2216


Participants will enjoy a hike of 1.5 miles to 2 miles on both paved and natural surface trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request on-line no later than 48 hours before the event.

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