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National Moth Week Welcomes Oz Rittner as Country Coordinator for Israel

National Moth Week is pleased to welcome Oz Rittner of Tel Aviv University in Israel as the newest NMW country coordinator. Oz is the Lepidoptera collection manager at the Steinhardt Museum at the Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies at … Continue reading

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MOTH NIGHT 2019 CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, Guest Post by David Rentz

The annual Moth Night was held in the Botanic Gardens, Cairns on 28 August 2019. More than 50 members of the public attended, including several children. It was a perfect night–warm, windless and dry. Moth Night is an international event … Continue reading

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NATIONAL MOTH WEEK 2019- Guest post by SAJAN K.C., NEPAL

This is my second year of National Moth Week. While last year I organized a public moth watching event at a national park in Nepal (Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Kathmandu), this year was different. I set up a light trap … Continue reading

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Moth Week in Cyprus – Guest post by Marios Philippou

Cyprus Island is a special place because it is located between three continents. Europe, Asia, and Africa.The biodiversity of the island is very rich compared to its size (9.251 km ²). We count about 1950 plants, 650 seashells, 250 fishes, … Continue reading

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First but not last… National Moth Week in Las Arrieras Nature Reserve, Costa Rica – Guest post by Dariel Sanabria

Costa Rica is worldwide known by its rich biodiversity. A country full of birds, plants, reptiles, frogs and……. moths! The tropics are home to a vast diversity of this interesting group that is barely known by science. Taking this into … Continue reading

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Moth Week event at WWF-India – Guest post by Kaustubh Srikanth

We are delighted to share that WWF-India was invited to participate in the National Moth Week, wherein we organized a moth observation and awareness event at the Secretariat on the 24th July, 2019. Two moth setups were placed- one near … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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7 Year Old “Little Moth Volunteer” from India – Guest post by Saurabh Singh

National Moth Week is around the corner and the buzz can be felt throughout the scheduled mothing events across the globe, all preparing to make it a grand one. About 40 countries are participating in 2019 edition of NMW and … Continue reading

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In a War-Torn Country, Moth Watching Offers a Peaceful Diversion

In war-torn Syria, Mudar Salimeh has found an oasis of tranquility by studying moths. Thanks to Mudar’s interest in moths, Syria is on National Moth Week’s world map for thefirst time since it was started in 2012. He will be … Continue reading

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Why should you register your public or private event with National Moth Week?

Here are some reasons:  1.National Moth Week provides a central portal for teaching and learning about moths. 2. National Moth Week helps researchers see the big picture. Where are people looking at moths? Where is data coming from?   3. … Continue reading

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