Come learn about the insects that are hunting and eating while we are sleeping


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor its fourth annual MOTHer’s Night Out on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. As you can guess, the event is geared toward learning about moths and other nocturnal insects.
Naturalist Kris Light will show attendees what kind of insects are hunting and eating while we are sleeping snugly in our beds. Visitors will also venture outdoors to check to observe insects that have been attracted by blacklights.
The event is free to attend, but organizers suggest you bring a camera, your friends and your kids as well as a magnifying glass. A flashlight, rain gear - if necessary - and a desire to learn about fascinating critters may also be helpful! This program is appropriate for all ages and will last until 9:30 p.m. 
The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy 62) in Oak Ridge. For more information call 865-483-3571.

The UT Arboretum Society is a 44-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center's 250-acre arboretum in Oak Ridge. To learn more go online to

The UT Arboretum and the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center are outdoor demonstrations and laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

Melanie Staten, UT Arboretum Society, 865-776-8227
Kevin Holt, director of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and Arboretum, 865-483-3571