New Orleans,
16
May
2016
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12:00 AM
America/Chicago

Wild Nights – Insect Adventure is Buzzing at Audubon Wilderness Park

Learn about the fascinating animals that fly after dark

Summary

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is excited to offer Wild Nights – Insect Adventure, a seasonal Wild Encounter that provides an opportunity for close-up observation of the truly amazing diversity of arthropods at Audubon Wilderness Park located located within Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center on the West Bank of New Orleans. 

(New Orleans, La.) – Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is excited to offer Wild Nights – Insect Adventure, a seasonal Wild Encounter that provides an opportunity for close-up observation of the truly amazing diversity of arthropods at Audubon Wilderness Park located located within Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center on the West Bank of New Orleans. 

Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.
"With a wealth of knowledge about local insects, our staff and a small number of guests each evening will get a rare chance to marvel at magnificent moths and get bedazzled by beautiful beetles. We are very excited to offer this special opportunity to get up-close with the bugs that buzz after dark!"
 
Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.

During the experience, Audubon entomology staff will set up special lights after sunset and observe insects that are attracted to the area. Guests will learn about insect natural history and how the entomology staff collects many of the animals for exhibits at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

When not observing what flies into the lights, staff and guests will walk a wooded trail and experience the sounds of the night as well as the insects, spiders, and other wildlife in a rich and enchanting patch of bottomland hardwood forest. 

The evening program runs from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. and includes a sandwich dinner. Participants will also receive a "field kit" containing a collection of vials, a headlamp, a magnifying glass, moth-collecting envelopes, and a souvenir water bottle. The experience is limited to ages 8 and older and can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests per night. Each adult can accompany up to 3 children.Tickets for “Wild Nights – Insect Adventure” are $115 per person for Audubon members and $125 per person for non-members. Tickets can be purchased by visiting AudubonNatureInstitute.org.

Schedule:
  • Wild Nights – Insect Adventure is offered the following dates: Friday, May 27 Friday, June 10 Friday, June 24 Saturday, July 9 Friday, July 15 Saturday, August 6 Friday, August 26