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Field Exploration: Moths & Singing Insects

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend an evening at Oberlin Preserve exploring the diversity of moths and listening to singing insects with Naturalists Judy Semroc and Lisa Rainsong.

Lisa will share her knowledge about nature’s musicians, while Judy will cover the diversity of moths at this Signature Preserve. Participants should be prepared to walk around in the dark to explore the signing insects on the property, as well as to visit different moth lighting stations.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy permanently preserved the 63-acre Oberlin Great South Woods in 2015. Part of the Black River Watershed, Oberlin Preserve features a variety of native habitats such as old field, tall grass prairie, woodland, wet sedge meadow, and vernal pools. These habitats provide excellent opportunities for nature watching.

Advanced registration is required.

Event details:
Wednesday, August 23 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Leader: Judy Semroc, Field Biologist and Dr. Lisa Rainsong, Musician and Naturalist
Fee: $15/person
Limit: 20 people
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. The field site is located in Oberlin, OH.

About our Leaders

Dr. Lisa Rainsong is a retired music theory faculty member from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She lives concurrent lives as both a professional musician and as a naturalist who focuses on Earth’s first musicians and protecting their concert halls.

Judy Semroc is an area field biologist and naturalist. She has co-authored two natural history guides, Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northeast Ohio and Goldenrods of Northeast Ohio. Judy is also the founder of Chrysalis in Time‚ the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, and serves on the board of the Ohio Bluebird Society & Ohio Ornithological Society’s Conservation Committee. Though her company Nature Spark Judy shares her passion for the natural world through interpretive hikes and programs.

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Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761

PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.


August 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm