Big night happens Saturday Night at Mother Neff State Park. If you want to learn something, you might want to come out for Moth Night.

National Moth Week is a worldwide celebration highlighting the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. Come out Saturday night to see and learn. Here are a few facts that might interest you.

  • Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species.
  • Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
  • Finding moths can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them.
  • Their colors and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
  • Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day.

Saturday Night, July 30th, you can come out to Mother Neff to see it all for yourself. You'll learn about all the critters that go bump swoosh bump in the night, and you'll learn why they are important. Even to the non-nature dwellers that could care less. And if you really want to have some fun, and use what you learn, you can go on a moth scavenger hunt.