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City Nature Challenge: Nighttime Insects

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
  • 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Join us at Prairie Ridge to explore insects that are active at night!  Bring a flashlight and a camera/your cell phone (pre-load the iNaturalist app if you’d like to use your phone!) and we’ll see how many species we can find attracted to our lights.  Learn which insects make use of Prairie Ridge and how to identify some common local species.

This is a drop-in program — no need to pre-register!  Meet in the Outdoor Classroom.

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.  Bring a camera (your phone or any other camera you have, or plan to borrow one from us) and a water bottle.  Come with iNaturalist (iOS | Android) pre-loaded on your phone if you are planning to use the smartphone app to make your observations.  You will need a flashlight for this activity!

This program is part of the City Nature Challenge: Triangle Area 2018. The City Nature Challenge is an international competition between urban areas to see who can document the most species on iNaturalist (an online wildlife observation platform) from April 27-30, 2018. Help the Triangle Area show off how amazing our biodiversity and citizen scientists are by photographing species you see and uploading them to iNaturalist!

City Nature Challenge 2018



April 27
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Prairie Ridge Outdoor Classroom

Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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