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10th Annual Garden Party • Miami County

Saturday, Jul 20th, 2019 @ 7pm-midnight
Lenora Larson • 27995 Plum Creek Road • Paola, KS • Map

Creatures of the Night! Mothing at Long Lips Farm

Saturday, July 20, 2019

27995 Plum Creek Rd • Paola, KS 66071

Potluck dinner at 7:00 PM. People are welcome to come early to enjoy the garden, which features native plants co-mingling with ornamentals. You'll see birds, butterflies and pollinators in action. 90% of insects, including the Lepidoptera, are highly host-plant specific so focusing on native plants in the garden fosters an incredible diversity of moths that will be drawn to mercury vapor lights after sundown. Bring a dish to pass, your adult beverages and lawn chairs. And swim suits if you wish to dip in the lake.

We’ll set up black lights at sundown and should start seeing action by 9:30 PM.

Directions: WARNING: ONLINE MAPPING may send you way south to Osawatomie. Long Lips Farm is north of Paola, ˝ block south of K-68 on Plum Creek Road. Look for the Long Lips Farm sign on K-68, 6.5 miles west of K-7/169. Contact: Lenora Larson 913-284-3360.

NOTE: No Pets Please. Long Lips Farm is a certified wildlife habitat.

Contact: Lenora Larson 913-284-3360

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society/ Idalia Butterfly Society

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