Author Archives: Moth Week

Register a 2015 National Moth Week event

Anyone can participate in National Moth Week. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe and document moths in their backyards, parks,and neighborhoods. There is no fee to register an event. Registration is open to individuals, … Continue reading

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Mighty moths and moths with mites! Guest post by Ian Morton, Belize

Ian sent us this blog post from Hickatee Cottages, Southern Belize: I thought that this was a fun title and a good excuse to post images of some of National Moth Week’s spotlighted family, Sphingidae, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Guest post: Early Spring Mothing In The NY Catskill Mountains

Guest blog by Eric C. Reuter Last year in 2014, I was able to spend time in our summer cabin staring in March, which is much earlier than usual. I had never been there before early May in the past, … Continue reading

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National Moth Week 2015, July 18-26, Invites Citizen Scientists to Celebrate Moths

This year’s event to spotlight hawk moths, sphinx moths in Sphingidae family Registration is in full swing for the fourth annual National Moth Week 2015 (NMW) July 18-26, a global citizen-science project that celebrates the beauty, diversity and ecological importance … Continue reading

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Bill Introduced to Name the Io as Official State Moth of New Jersey

  Working with New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, (D-18th District), The Friends of the East Brunswick (NJ) Environmental Commission, which started and coordinates National Moth Week, has launched an effort to name the Io moth as the official New Jersey … Continue reading

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“Marvelous Moths”, Jim des Rivieres photos at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

New exhibit of Moth photos by Moth’er, photographer and National Moth Week’s sponsor Jim des Rivieres.  The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum‘s new exhibit, “Marvelous Moths,” will open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the museum’s Wildlife Education Center, … Continue reading

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Color Moth Pictures for the National Moth Week Website – Kids activity

Kids activity for ages 3-12. EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE! Here’s how: Print and color any moth you like from the book which you can find at this link. You can use a moth guide book (Click here for suggested books) to color … Continue reading

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Did you submit your Moth Week observation?

National Moth Week is working with several organizations to collect moth observation data. We encourage data collection and high quality photographic documentation of moths during National Moth Week for anyone interested in this important endeavor.  You do not have to … Continue reading

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Eric Metzler recieved NPS Award

Congratulations to Eric Metzler on receiving a National Park Service award for his moth study and survey in two National Parks. Eric is NMW Science Advisory Board member and coordinator of NMW events in the two National Parks. Read about … Continue reading

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High Park Moth Night, Toronto, Canada

 Guest post by Karen Yukich High Park Moth Night was held on July 30 this year, after a late-day thunderstorm cleared up just in time. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Toronto Entomologists’ Association and the High Park Nature … Continue reading

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