On a serene evening at Lowe-Volk Park, set for Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 PM, the Crawford Park District (CPD) alongside the Earth, Wind, and Flowers Garden Club is poised to lift the veil on the nocturnal marvels of moths.

This unique gathering aims to spark curiosity and appreciation for these lesser-known relatives of butterflies, which play an indispensable role in our ecosystems. Embark on a pictorial journey into their captivating world, enhanced by the insights of Jim and Chelsea, authors of “Gardening for Moths: A Regional Guide,” who will guide attendees through the wonders of moth gardening.

Moths, with their myriad species and nocturnal habits, often escape our notice, yet their contribution to biodiversity and ecosystem health is unparalleled. Serving as crucial pollinators and a vital food source for other species, their existence is intricately linked with that of native plants and the broader forest ecosystem. This event aims to shed light on their beauty, diversity, and the significant yet understated roles they fulfill in nature.

Prepare to dive deep into the fascinating world of moths through an engaging talk that not only showcases the ecological importance of these creatures but also introduces the concept of moth gardening—a practice beneficial to both moths and the environment. “Gardening for Moths: A Regional Guide” serves as a foundation for this discussion, offering a deep dive into how gardeners can attract and support moth populations.

At the heart of the event is a detailed exploration of moth-friendly gardening practices, inspired by the comprehensive guide penned by Jim and Chelsea. This book, celebrated for its focus on native plants and moths’ ecological roles, provides a blueprint for creating gardens that cater to the needs of moths, thus supporting biodiversity. With more than 600 color photos, it’s a visually stunning and informative read for anyone interested in contributing to environmental conservation.

The evening at Lowe-Volk Park serves as a primer for those looking to embrace moth gardening. By incorporating native plants that attract moths into our gardens, we contribute to a robust ecosystem, supporting not only these nocturnal pollinators but also the species that depend on them. It’s an invitation to contribute actively to conservation efforts, enhancing the health and beauty of our local environments.

Don’t miss this enlightening evening at Lowe-Volk Park, just 5 miles north of Galion, where the hidden world of moths unfolds. It’s a chance to gain valuable knowledge, meet like-minded individuals, and take actionable steps towards environmental stewardship.

Image by Ian Lindsay from Pixabay