Main content

Rainbows + Moths + Fireflies = Magic

Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, July 8th, 2017, a couple dozen people gathered at Hollow Fields in Richmond for one of BNRC’s 50th Anniversary special events—a moth and firefly exhibition.

Cider donuts and music were enjoyed around a campfire as sunset approached, and a splendid double rainbow appeared in the eastern sky. As darkness advanced, the group set out to explore the nightlife of the fields.

Dylan Cipkowski, field technician for Hawthorne Valley's Farmscape Ecology Program, set up moth surveying tents and identified an amazing variety of moths attracted to the backlit fabric. A multitude of fireflies blinked away into the night. All in all—a magical evening!

BNRC’s next 50th Anniversary special event will be its Community Celebration Day on September 9, 2017, at Holiday Farm in Dalton, and will included guided hikes, hay rides, a birds-of-prey demonstration, archery, fishing, live music, and food trucks. Hope to see you there!