Release Date

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 19, 2022 – Join Cuivre River State Park team members for a celebration of our nocturnal pollinators at the park’s equestrian day use area at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

There are more than 2,000 species of moths in Missouri; their variety and colors will amaze you. After a short program, special lights to attract moths and other nocturnal insects will be set up. Guests and park team members will count the moths and insects, and add them to the official park record as part of a statewide effort to record species in Missouri State Parks.

Other insects may show up to the light, including water beetles, tree hoppers, long-horned beetles and sometimes even butterflies! Almost every time a survey like this is conducted, a new species is added to the park record.

Guests should bring flashlights, cameras, chairs or blankets and a keen sense of awe and wonder.

Cuivre River State Park is located 5 miles east of Troy at 678 State Route 147. The equestrian day use area is located on Frenchman’s Bluff Road. Signs reading “Special Event” will direct visitors to the program location. For more information, call 636-528-7247.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Contact Information