Small groups of up to 15 people ages 8 and up will learn about the bugs that buzz after dark during Wild Nights — Insect Adventure from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 and July 14 at the Audubon Wilderness Park at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, 14001 Patterson Road, in New Orleans. 

Entomologists from the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will set up special lights after sunset and observe insects attracted to the area. Guests will learn about insect natural history and how the entomology staff collects many of the animals for exhibits at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

When not observing what flies into the lights, staff and guests will walk a wooded trail and experience the sounds of the night as well as the insects, spiders and other wildlife in a rich and enchanting patch of bottomland hardwood forest.

The program includes a sandwich dinner. Participants also will receive a "field kit" containing a collection of vials, a headlamp, a magnifying glass, moth-collecting envelopes and a souvenir water bottle.

Tickets are $115 for Audubon members and $125 for others at