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Moth Night at Painters
Moth Night at Painters

Moth Night at Painters

Unfurl your wings and join us for a dazzling night of moth magic!

Jul 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Painters Greenhouse, 734 Roy Moore Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

Come enjoy an evening of moth discovery!  Tickets: $20, kids free with a paid adult ticket

PARTICIPATE: a professional moth light and collection demonstration, with guest participation and guidance from entomologists on identification 

INDULGE: food vendor Goldfinch Black Mountain will have a delicious array of fresh food and drinks

OBSERVE: a collaborative presentation highlighting these fabulous nighttime pollinators including their beauty, diversity and ecological importance, moth-friendly gardening, plus how to observe and collect moths in an environmentally responsible manner

GARDEN: Painters will have select moth-friendly plants for sale along with moth-related art/decor

SHOP: Vendor Instar Innovations will have a wide array of moth and insect related offerings, including black light moth collecting kits and moth "brew" for you to try your hand at moth collecting at home, UV kits for caterpillar, mushroom and rock hunting, gorgeous moth, butterfly and beetle diaramas and shadowboxes, unique vintage themed natural history items, and moth-related jewelry and decor.

We also invite you to unfurl your own wings, literally! Join the fun in our Costume Contest where the winner gets a free moth collection kit!

And of course, you can't beat special evening access to Painters' grounds - the flowers and wildlife are especially magical at twilight! 

The event is officially registered for National Moth Week.  Two entomologists will be on hand to answer questions and aid in identification throughout the evening.  Attendees will be encouraged to photograph specimens and report/post them for National Moth Week to contribute to citizen science.  

Doors open at 7:30pm, and access to plants and vendors begins at that time.  The lecture is at 8:30, and moths will (hopefully) start 'attending' by 9:30pm. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as seating will be limited.  The main event is outside in our field, and will need to be rescheduled if any severe weather is predicted that week. 

Note: We encourage covering legs/bringing layers if you are sensitive to mosquitoes, etc., as we don't want to be spraying bug sprays around the moths.


  • Moth Night at Painters

    +$0.50 service fee



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