What happens when you mix after hours access to the Insectarium, local beers, and a fascinating expert lecturer? You get the Missoula Insectarium’s evening lecture series: “Bugs and Brews”! Every month we will have a new expert lecturer discuss a fascinating topic relating to bugs. Some of our past talks have been on Animal Weapons, Pests, Native Bees, Sea Spiders and more! A ticket to Bugs and Brews will get you access to explore the Insectarium, entry to the presentation and two complimentary beverages. We want to give a huge THANK YOU to our primary sponsor of our unique lecture series: Draught Works!

For March: Much Ado About Mothing

Join us this month for a presentation that will highlight “The BIG Year” competition between Tim O’Brien and Carl Barrentine (a.k.a. Birdman v. Mothman). The theme concerns this line from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic, The Little Prince: “What is essential is invisible to the eye”. In this presentation Carl will relate highlights from his first full season of mothing (2018), finding and photographing nearly 500 species of moths in his backyard in Spokane, Washington.

About the Speaker:
Recently retired from two college teaching careers, Carl spent seven sleepless summers (2012-2017) finding and photographing ‘hinterland’ moths in Minnesota and North Dakota. After a 40-ear hiatus, Carl returned to Washington, settling in Spokane. Rooted firmly in eastern Washington now, Carl begins the tireless work of finding and photographing the moths of Washington.

Date: 03/26/19
Doors: 6:30
Lecture: 7:05
The Insectarium exhibit area will reopen briefly after the event, until about 8:30pm.

Cost: $8, $5 for members. Two complementary drinks are included with your admission.
Tickets: HERE

Must be 21 or over for alcohol.

Location: 218 E Front Street, 2nd Floor
Contact: 406-317-1211