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Evening Nature ProgramWith Larry Fischer



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Evening Nature Program

With Larry Fischer

WESTON — On Friday, July 13, from 8:30 to 10 pm, Larry Fischer of Newtown will lead another of his popular Moth Walk programs at Devil’s Den Preserve. The 1,756-acre nature preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy is located on the Weston/Redding border within the larger Saugatuck Forest Lands project area.

Co-leader for the program will be Meg Forbes of Stamford.

Mr Fischer, who is a well-known local expert on birds of prey, became initially interested in moths as a source of food for some birds. Intrigued by the place of moths in the chain of life, by their contributions to pollination, by their preferred habitats, he began a process of inventorying all the many different species that appear during the warmer months. The study of these creatures, which are so easy to capture, identify, study, and release, makes the night even more exciting.

The program is free, but numbers are limited and night programs at The Den are very popular and fill quickly. Interested participants on this short night walk should bring a flashlight, be a minimum of eight years of age, and call the Den office at 226-4991 weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm as soon as possible for reservations, information, or directions to the preserve.

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