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National Moth Week Celebration

  • Indian Ridge Marsh 11740 South Torrence Avenue Chicago (map)
Photo by Trevor Edmonson/TWI

Photo by Trevor Edmonson/TWI

Join the Wetlands Initiative, Audubon Great Lakes, and the Chicago Park District for a rare after-hours peek at the nocturnal biodiversity of Indian Ridge Marsh! Learn all about the moths of Chicago’s Southeast Side with a moonlit walk through this unique habitat restoration, checking out moth traps made of fermented fruit jelly (yum!). TWI’s own moth enthusiast Trevor Edmonson will be using his halogen light trap to attract all kinds of nocturnal insects, and teaching people how to take close-up photos of these amazing, underappreciated creatures.

Meet at 7:00 in the evening in the Indian Ridge Marsh parking lot at 11740 South Torrence Avenue in Chicago. We recommend bringing water, sturdy shoes, a flashlight, and a rain jacket just in case.

Please email us at if you plan to attend or would like more information.

Earlier Event: July 25
Constructed Wetland Field Day