Author Archives: Moth Week

What’s National Moth Week all about? Watch This and Find Out

We’re often – no always – asked how and why National Moth Week started; what’s so special about moths, and how can you watch them. Those questions recently were answered by NMW co-founders Liti Haramaty and Dave Moskowitz in an … Continue reading

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(Inter-)National Moth Week, Guest post by Gil Wizen

Gil Wizen is an entomologist, wildlife photographer and blogger based in Canada, focusing on natural history, taxonomy, and behavior of several arthropod groups.  When all that people talk about right now is going outdoors with their smartphones and tablets to … Continue reading

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Japanese Underwings

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  Dr. Utsugi Jinbo, NMW Japan coordinator and Science Advisory Board member, shared a webpage of Catocalas found in Japan. Click here to see more. More Catocala posted by Japanese moth’ers here and … Continue reading

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Moth inspired art in Japan

Many people in Japan enjoy creating art and craft works that have motifs of living beings. This page links to artists’ work inspired by moths. http://www.nationalmothweek-jp.net/en/arts.html\ Here are some examples:         National Moth Week in Japan – … Continue reading

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Moths:  Why moths? Hong Kong; National Moth Week; Citizen Science; iNaturalist. By Roger Kendrick

I have been asked to write a few words on moths and NMW. So here, in a not too roundabout way, I’ll attempt to explain the significance of moths and National Moth Week . First up – moths. Why should … Continue reading

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Alison Ainsworth’s Moth Coloring Book

Coloring activity for ages 3-99.  EVERYONE CAN COLOR A MOTH! Alison is a moth’er and a mother in Ontario, Canada. She created this coloring book for her daughter who was too young to stay awake for the entire event. Click here for the … Continue reading

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Nighttime Nature in the Spotlight at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park (NJ, USA) For 5th Annual National Moth Week Kickoff, July 23

The spotlight will be on nighttime nature as National Moth Week 2016 has its official kickoff on Saturday, July 23 with an evening of mothing at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue in South Brunswick. The event will run … Continue reading

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Moth Ball at SEMPBA Hauthaway Nature Center, MA (USA)

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Moth Week event at Bellavista Cloud Forest – Guest post by Richard Parsons

Bellavista Cloud Forest, at 2 hours from the capital city / airport of Quito Ecuador, is hosting a “Moth Week” event this year! Just to give an idea of how incredibly biodiverse the cloud forest is here at Bellavista — in 2015, 70 … Continue reading

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What Kind of Beginner Are You? – Guest post by Marnie Crowell

Moth watching beginners are invited to a Moth and Muffin event at our house on a Maine island next to a nature preserve during Moth Week, July 25. From 5 AM to 8 AM we will be serving blueberry muffins … Continue reading

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