Although many insects are diurnal, filling our landscapes with color and activity during the day, most emerge at night. Join us to discover the super antennae and nocturnal symphonies that make these ancient, after-dark arthropods so successful. Soil engineers, efficient predators, seed dispersers; nocturnal insects are vital to California’s biodiversity and perform essential ecosystem services. We’ll listen to the songs of the snowy tree cricket and angle-winged katydid, and learn how to attract fiery searchers, lacewings and tiger moths to your yard for photo-study and citizen science.
Kevin Munroe, Director, Long Island Preserves, The Nature Conservancy
Before moving to New York in 2019, Kevin worked as a land management specialist with the Center and led several popular public events on orthopterans like grasshoppers and crickets, animals out after dark, and a spring bird-a-thon. Kevin is a self-described nature geek, with a special interest in birds, dragonflies, backyard habitat and managing land for biodiversity.
No previous experience or knowledge is required for this "Learn with a Naturalist" style event. This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.
How to Sign Up
Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.
About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.