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April Field Trip - Light Trapping for Insects at Botanic Gardens

Saturday Apr 14 6:30 pm

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Presented by: Graham Brown, former Curator of Insects at Museum & Art Gallery of the NT

Meeting location: The Stuart Park entrance to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens at the end of Geranium Street which runs adjacent to Framed Art Gallery.

What to bring: Polarised sunglasses and broad brimmed hat. Headlamp or torch.

We will be using a bright UV light to attract flying insects to white sheets and then having a closer look at them under more suitable light. As UV light is dangerous, it is essential that people wear polarised sunglasses near the light and wear broad brimmed hats to further shade eyes from direct UV light.

Expect to see lots of moths, rainforest insects and aquatic bugs and beetles. These will also probably bring in lots of microbats.

Biting insects might be present so please come prepared.


17 Geranium St, The Gardens NT 0820, Australia

Long: 130.838150 Lat: -12.446128