Nighttime Bugs: Irvine Regional Park

Nighttime Bugs: Irvine Regional Park

Join us for this evening program as we explore biodiversity at the local level with that most diverse group of organisms, the insects! Taking advantage of the fact that UV light is highly visible to most insects, we will attract them by using black-lights (low energy/low frequency UV lights). We can then examine them up close, record the different types (and their numbers). Don’t forget your camera as you’ll see creatures that are normally buzzing around, but not highly visible. You will be able to help us document what we find.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions you may have prior to registering.

Note: No hiking is involved with this program. We will remain in the staging area until the end time as gates will remain closed.

Younger children are permitted to attend the hike if they are secured in a carrier for the duration of the hike.

Please note that you will be asked to adhere to the following measures during the activity in order to participate:

  • Be registered in advance, no walk-up registration is permitted.
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, and closed-toe footwear, first aid, health needs etc.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • All participants are required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival at the staging area and before beginning the activity. The waiver can be previewed here: IRC Liability Waiver
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.

Additionally, in an effort to respect and protect all employees, volunteers, and participants, please do not sign up or attend if you are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been in recent contact with someone who was ill.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Saturday, September 28, 2024
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
OC Parks
Irvine Regional Park
Staging Area:
Lot P - Irvine Regional Park
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens on 8:00am on 09/13/2024

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