The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor the fifth annual MOTH-ers Night Out program Saturday evening.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge
“Have you ever wondered about what kind of insects are out hunting and eating while you sleep snugly in your bed at night?” a press release said. “Come learn about these creatures with naturalist Kris Light. After an introductory program in the main office building, we will venture outdoors to check the sheets to observe the insects that have been attracted by the black lights.”
Organizers encouraged those who attend to bring their camera, friends, and kids, as well as a magnifying glass, a flashlight, and “a desire to learn about these fascinating critters!”
They said the program is appropriate for all ages, and it will last until 9:30 p.m.
For more information on the MOTH-ers Night Out program or the UT Arboretum, call (865) 483-3571, visit the website at http://forestry.tennessee.edu/events.htm, or the Arboretum Society’s website at www.utarboretumsociety.org.
The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 49-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the University of Tennessee’s 250-acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge, the press release said.
The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge.