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Otways Bioscan - Moth Night with Museums Victoria

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Sheoak Picnic Area

Sheoak Picnic Area

Garvey Track

Lorne, Vic 3232

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Poster with details of Museums Victoria's moth-spotting evening in the Otways


Moth Magic

The Otways’ moth fauna is truly diverse, with over 1000 species recorded from the region. From the first thorough survey, conducted by George Lyell in 1907 and 1908, to recent surveys carried out as part of Museum Victoria’s 2018/19 Otways Bioscan, the beauty and variety of this group of Lepidoptera never ceases to amaze.

As part of the Bioscan partnership between Museums Victoria (Melbourne Museum) and Parks Victoria, we would like to invite you to attend a very special night-time event: Moth Magic.

Come and visit the moth-sheet and see first-hand some of the spectacular and bizarre moths that live in the Great Otway National Park.

Gain insight into how surveys are conducted and hear about our teams’ moth-spotting travels and their work at the museum.

Find out how the work of our dedicated volunteers has led to exciting new discoveries and scientific developments.

Please join us for a night of moth-spotting at Sheoak Picnic Area, Garvey Road, Great Otway National Park.

When: Saturday March 23rd, 2018; any time between 6.30 pm and 10.30 pm.

What to bring: A torch, camera, comfortable shoes, warm clothes, a hat or cap and sunscreen.

Cost: FREE (but bookings required)

Please note: In order to attract moths to the sheet, we use a mercury-vapour light. While this light is safe and has built-in UV filters, some UV is still emitted and thus we recommend that participants wear a hat or cap and sunscreen, in order to protect their eyes and face from the bright light.

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