Tonight Is the Moth Ball!
July 31, 2013
Tonight is the Moth Ball at the John Fell House. We are expecting a large turnout of people, and possibly moths.
I am delighted to report that for the first time in a long time, weather does not seem to be an issue at an event this summer. Knock on wood.
Celery Farm Marsh Warden Mike Limatola and I tried a dress rehearsal last night, and we eventually attracted quite a few nifty but small moths.
We did better as the night wore on and we moved the lights to the setup shown above.
The event kicks off at 8:30 with a short talk and slide show on why moths matter and wraps up around 10:15. You can stay for as long as you like. The moth seem to improve later.
The 2nd annual Moth Ball is brought to you by the Fyke Nature Association and the Concerned Citizens of Allendale, the group that maintains the historic Fell House.
The event is part of National Moth Week, and one or two of the founders are expected to be on hand tonight. You can read more about National Moth Week here.
We hope you have rsvp'd for this event,
because parking could be challenging. If you have not rsvp'd, it might be advisable to wait until next year or attend another National Moth week event.
Parking at the Fell House is limited, and you should bring a flashlight to go up to the house. If the Celery Farm parking lot is full, you can park on the Franklin Turnpike but not on the sidewalk. Please be careful and watch out for pedestrians and cars. Franklin Turnpike can be a busy road.
Bring your own water, and apply any bug spray and moonscreen before you get near the Fell House.
You can call me on my cell after 7:30 at 201-469-7349 if you have questions. Fell House directions are in the upper right-hand corner of this blog.
More (small) moth pix from last night follow. If you can help IDs, that would be great -- wanted to post these asap. See you tonight.
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