North Carolina Botanical Garden


[Location Change!] Singing Insects Night Walk at Mason Farm

with Stephen Hall, Landscape Ecologist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Location Change: Due to damage to Mason Farm Biological Reserve in Hurricane Florence, this hike will take place on the Piedmont Nature Trails behind the garden. Contact walk leader Stephen Hall to find out the meeting spot.

Date: Saturday, September 22

Time: 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $10 ($9 Members)


Fall is when the night choruses of crickets and katydids reach their peak in diversity. Join us for a night walk at Mason Farm, where there could be over 40 species present, each singing its own species-specific song. 


Please bring a flashlight, and you are welcome to bring an audio recorder. Since at least a few species may be visible, a camera with a flash may also come in handy. No pets. 


About the Instructor

Stephen received a  Ph.D. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. He worked for 25 years with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program as Invertebrate Zoologist and Landscape Ecologist, where he conducted surveys of butterflies, moths, and other insects, integrating them into the Program’s conservation efforts. Stephen is currently developing a website covering the state’s moth fauna.

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Piedmont Nature Trails

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517