The Ameal Moore Nature Center is all set for summer! This past Friday we had our first of two evening events for the summer season- the Insect Rave! The center partnered with students from the Entomology Department at UCR for a fun evening filled with black lights and bugs! Visitors were invited to come out and participate in fun neon bug crafts before heading up the hill after dark with our fantastic UCR students to see what sorts of insects they could attract with a black light courtesy of UCR. Although we didn’t find any scorpions, we did find some of the other insects that you can find in the park!
If you missed this fun, free, evening event don’t worry! We’re having another one! Our next Fourth Fridays event will be on Friday, August 28th from 8-10pm. We’ll be focusing on star gazing and partnering with the Riverside Astronomical Society (RAS). Visitors are invited to join us for stargazing on the hill and arts and crafts in the center. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as you will have to hike up the hill to the telescopes and bring water with you. The center will have flashlights on hand, but visitors are also encouraged to bring their own for the hike up the hill.