Saturday July 25, 6:30- 9:30 PM - 10th Annual Bud Gode Picnic & Bug Night - White House Picnic Area, Madera Canyon
You are invited. Bring a picnic supper and beverage up to White House Ramada and join the Friends of Madera Canyon for an evening of Madera Canyon monsoon nature. 2015 is the 10th anniversary Bug Night, held in remembrance of FOMC nature guru, Bud Gode, and his love for investigating night insects with ultra-violet light.
We'll picnic while enjoying the canyon sunset and twilight, then as it gets dark, observe the fantastic variety of nocturnal insects that are attracted to a UV "black light" set up at the trailhead. We'll also explore the parking area and trailhead by flashlight for arthropods, owls and nocturnal animals that come out after the sun goes down.
Participants should bring food, beverages, one flashlight for each participant, fresh batteries, a long-sleeve clothing layer, walking/hiking shoes (sandals not recommended) and insect repellent. Children 12 & over are welcome with a supervising adult.
Caution: Summer weather is changeable and unpredictable. This event depends on safe weather conditions and may be cancelled suddenly up to the last minute if thunderstorms/dangerous weather conditions develop. Your safety is most important! Please monitor the local weather forecast, weather maps and local conditions. DO NOT drive up to Madera Canyon if potentially hazardous weather is occurring or forecast!