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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Explore moths and other critters at this York County event

New Quarter Park in York County is hosting a special "Black Lights and Bugs" event this Friday. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy York County)
New Quarter Park in York County is hosting a special “Black Lights and Bugs” event this Friday. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy York County)

YORK — To properly celebrate National Moth Week, pay a visit to New Quarter Park on Friday for the “Black Light and Bugs” event.

The free program runs from 9 to 11 p.m and will be hosted by members of the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, a statewide volunteer organization.

“Black Light and Bugs” will begin with a presentation from local naturalist Teta Kain, who specializes in nature photography, according to a York County news release.

“Her knowledge of plants and wildlife is encyclopedic and a real treat for those participating in any of her programs,” the release said.

Following the presentation, groups will explore the night to observe and identify moths and other critters, so participants should bring a flashlight and camera.

New Quarter Park is at 1000 Lakeshead Drive.

For more information about the program, call York County at 757-890-3500 or New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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