John and Grace Darling will lead us on a walk through SWNP with emphasis on finding some active Yucca Moths, but we will look for any creature that happens by and hope we can name a few.
There is an extraordinary partnership between the yucca moth and the yucca plant. They are so interdependent that one cannot live without the other. The yucca moth is a nondescript, small, whitish moth that blends well with the color of the yucca blossoms where it spends most of its brief adult life. Males and females emerge from their cocoons in the spring, timed with the blossoming of the yucca plant.
Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.