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Raising Giant Silk Moths: A Natural History Hobby and Study

July 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Tuesday, July 20th from 5 pm- 7 pm

Raising giant silk moths indoors is not only educational — it’s fun! Participate in the miracle of metamorphosis in a completely new way. Watch development proceed from a tiny egg to a giant, butterfly-like moth as big as your hand. There are scores of different species of giant silk moths to experience; each provides an entirely new set of surprises with spectacular colors and patterns in both caterpillars and moths, sure to perplex and amaze. This class is an opportunity for our high school interns to share what they have learned over the summer about moths and their life cycle. Come see Moth specimens, learn more about their species, and what it is like to raise them.

Vicky Oldham is a volunteer with the Highlands Center for Natural History. She has been raising Silk Moths for a couple of years. She is also a professional biological illustrator, sculptor, and publisher. At the moment she is also attending the personalized learning program with Northern
Arizona University.

In the ramada at the end of the James Family Discovery Gardens.

$20 for nonmembers, $18 for members.

Call 928-776-9550 for children’s pricing and volunteer discounts

Click here to log into your membership account to receive your membership discount when registering. 


July 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Highlands Center for Natural History
1375 S. Walker Road
Prescott , AZ 86303 United States
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