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Nighttime Pollinator Observation Night

a white moth at night

July 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19143 United States

Who hangs out in Bartram’s Garden after the sun goes down? We’ll be checking out nighttime insects and animals in the garden with naturalist Ken Frank (author of Ecology of Center City Philadelphia) and Bartram’s Garden gardener Mandy Katz.

Join us in the wooded Lower Garden near the Schuylkill River, where we’ll be luring an incredible array of nocturnal insects with black lights, overripe bananas, and molasses. This is a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the ethereal animals that spend the days hidden in plain sight in Philly’s urban wilderness. Open to seasoned entomologists and curious newcomers alike, we’ll work together to observe, identify, and photograph moths and other insects drawn to light and sugar traps in the Garden.

Curious to learn more? Check out the slideshow from a previous Moth Observation night.

Bring a flashlight, a camera, and insect repellent if you have them!

FREE! No registration is required.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.