Butterflies may get most of the attention in the scientific order Lepidoptera, but moths can be just as fascinating, as you’ll readily learn when Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie celebrates the fourth annual National Moth Week by hosting Moth Day. It runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, and the emphasis will be on the importance of moths to the planet’s ecosystems. Activities will include presentations on moth life cycles, moth diversity, and moth gardening; plant giveaways; and pointers on how to view the moths you can find in your own back yard. From 8 to 10 p.m., naturalists will set up lights to attract moths for up-close viewing.
Moth Day activities are free, but there will also be a fee-based program ($5/child) called Magical Moths for Kids, on both Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. Activities (including games, storytelling, crafts, and more) will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Long Key’s Discovery Room. For more info or to preregister, call the park at 954-357-8797