CANCELLED - Saturday Evening, June 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Urban Flutterings - Night Moths and other Insects


Tour Guides: Diane Lepage and Fenja Brodo

Location: Clyde Woods (northern end of Clyde Avenue - south of the Queensway - at Castle Hill Crescent). Plenty of parking.

Meeting Spot: At entrance to bicycle path.

Local Bus Route: #176 (on Merivale)

Tour Summary:
Spend an evening with Diane and Fenja as their share their passion for moths and other night-flying insects. Expect to be amazed. A short five minute walk down a trail, off the bicycle path, will take us to the three sheets (with black lights) that will be set up to attract moths and other insects that are more easily seen after dark. All participants should have their own flashlight (headlights are excellent for this) to guide them between the sheets and then back out of the woods. 

** Please bring insecticides and dress for the weather, and wear sturdy footwear (no sandals). This is a trail through the woods and in the dark protruding roots and rocks can trip you up. Except for the late hour, this is a grand outing for children.

Tour Guide Bios: 
Diane Lepage is an active member of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club and an amateur entomologist who has been observing and photographing moths for many years. She has amassed records for more than 300 moths in the Ottawa Region. Diane coordinates the Butterfly Meadow in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. She has led several group outings.

Fenja Brodo is an active member of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, she is Chair of Education & Publicity Committee, and has led several outings for the OFNC and for other groups. Fenja has a degree in Entomology, specializing in Crane Flies.