Music, Moths And Moonlight At Audubon

Jamie Haight will perform at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s “Music, Moths and Moonlight” on Thursday, July 18.

The 8:30-10:30 p.m. event will begin with Haight’s acoustic guitar performance around a campfire. As the sun sets, the performer will switch gears and put on his entomologist hat.

Audubon staff will put up some lights to explore what insects are attracted to them. Participants will also take a short walk around Audubon’s property with Haight to look at moths attracted by “moth mash,” a special mixture of fermenting fruit and liquid.

This program is in celebration of National Moth Week, July 20-28. The week provides a much-needed spotlight on moths and their ecological importance as well as their incredible biodiversity.

Jamie Haight is a county Health Department biologist. He has played guitar and performed both as a soloist and with local bands for more than 20 years.

Those attending should dress for the weather. DEET-free insect repellent is recommended.

Admission of $18 or $14 for Friends of the Nature Center includes two tickets, each good for one Southern Tier beer or glass of wine. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be provided.

Participation is limited. Reservations are required by Tuesday, July 16, and can be made by calling 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org or clicking on the Program Listing link at jamestownaudubon.org.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.