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Owls, hawkmoths, moths, bears - moths in Berlin's Tiergarten

Fully booked!

Exclusively on the Long Day of CityNature, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the ORION Berlin Entomological Society are offering an unusual guided tour through the nocturnal hustle and bustle of the Tiergarten.

Using special lamps, we lure swarming moths onto a white sheet for a short time. Numerous exciting species, which you are unlikely to see on a daytime walk, reveal their diversity and reveal their identity with the identification literature provided. State-of-the-art acoustic detectors are also used to observe and identify bats on the hunt. Here you can marvel at this urban habitat with the eyes of a researcher. The hands-on activities are accompanied by interesting facts about biodiversity exploration and the ecology of animals. 
The event gives participants a special experience that can be enjoyed at the end of the Long Day.

The excursion is part of the project Understanding Diversity ("Vielfalt verstehen").

Information about the event

  • Date: 8 June 2024, from 21:30 - 23:00
  • For: children, young people, families, adults
  • Leader: Dr Jörg Freyhof
  • Please note: Bring a torch
  • Place: Mitte, Straße des 17. Juni, 10785 Berlin, Amazone am Floraplatz im Tiergarten
  • Meeting point: Amazone am Floraplatz im Tiergarten
  • Journey: Bus 100 Platz der Republik, S+U Brandenburger Tor + 10 min. walk, S+U Potsdamer Platz + 15 min. walk
  • No registration required, ticket for the Langer Tag der StadtNatur can also be purchased on site.
  • The excursion takes place in German