Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 am until 3:00 pm – Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324 (912) 445-0043
This year’s annual symposium “Open the Garden Gate” is themed “Creatures of the Night.” Please join us for a day of exploration focused on the importance of the dark sky, and the beneficial nocturnal creatures that call the Southeast coast home. You will learn what you can do in your own backyard to protect the night, and about moths, reptiles and amphibians. Speakers include Greg Golgowski (Harmony, FL) with his lecture “Finding Your Way in the Dark: The importance of managing nighttime lighting and what you can do about it” and Dr. Jim Porter (University of Georgia), with his lecture entitled “Tales from the Dark Side: Moths and the Garden at Night.”
In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops: how to identify insects, how to identify different amphibians by their night-time vocalizations, and tips and techniques to correctly place bat houses in your yard. Organizations that share similar conservation goals to Coastal WildScapes will also have displays and information available for symposium participants.
Registration is now open. Registration ($40) includes coffee breaks and lunch.
Pictured: Green Sphinx moth courtesy of James Porter.