We have had such great luck finding interesting arthropods at Cheyenne Mountain State Park that we decided to schedule a series of moth nights in 2023.
We’ll be using lights to mainly attract moths. We scheduled these events during times we expect to be able to find silk moths, and a variety of sphinx moths.
But! We’ll also find beetles, scorpions, centipedes, solifugae, a variety of spiders, and more!
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about these creatures, as well as take some awesome photos.
All of the events will start at 8:30PM. The park says we can stay as late as we’d like.
This is a free, and open to the public program. Every vehicle entering the park must have a State Parks pass, though. If you don’t have an annual pass, you can purchase a daily pass for $9. There is a self service station beside the entrance station where you can buy a daily pass using a credit/debit card. (The event at the Visitor Center will not require a pass if you don’t actually enter into the park.)
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION IN THE PARK FOR THE DATES YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
A park map is posted in the discussion page for this event. We have assigned a letter to each location in the list below, and you can find the corresponding letter on the map.