Some Framingham residents will be celebrating the first ever National Moth Week from July 23 through July 29.
To date, National Moth Week events are planned in 16 countries and 46 U.S. states, according to the organization's website.
One such event is at the New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods in Framingham on Thursday, July 26, 8 p.m. through midnight.
Biologist Jenn Forman Orth and Athol Bird and Nature Club naturalists Dave Small and Lula Field will teach the event attendees about the nighttime world of moths. The specialists will start with a brief introduction on how to attract moths with lights and bait, and include a few tips for good nighttime photography.
If conditions are good, attendees should see up to 100 different moth species, plus a
plethora of beetles, caddisflies, and maybe even a cicada or two.
Attendees should bring their own camera, flashlight, water and insect repellent.
Registration is limited. Sign up at the event website.
For more local National Moth Week events, head to http://nationalmothweek.org/locations.
Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org