First Moth week in Slovakia – Guest post by David Turčáni

For the first time we made mothing event in Slovakia. The organizer was the project Land of Bees, which educates about pollinators, mainly bees. But this year we started a special program about butterflies and moths.  

Our event was held on July 25, 2019. Mothing attracted not only moths, but also people and kids from our local community. We were also pleased by a visitor – 13-year-old enthusiastic entomologist that was talking with such passion about his experiences. We experienced that nature and insects are still attractive for kids. 

We observed approximately 15 species, forexample Phragmatobia fuliginosa, Chiasmia clathrate, Acronicta megacephala, Ematurga atomaria, Chlorissa clorar. Our visitors and even we were so surprised how diverse, colorful and fascinating the moths can be.  

We hope everybody enjoyed this night and we will continue 5th of August with second Moth night. 

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1 Response to First Moth week in Slovakia – Guest post by David Turčáni

  1. Jon Ortner says:

    I started collecting Lepidoptera when I was five years old. That love of entomology and nature stayed with me my whole life. And my experiences collecting and observing made me the person I am today. When you have the love of nature, you will never be bored. And walking in the fields and woods will bring you and those around you joy for the rest of your life.

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