Category Archives: Data Collection

Mothing is the New Birding, guest post by Lisa Ann Fanning

The first Moth Night I attended was back in 2012. I was an avid birder for an entire 2 years at that point, but once you get the nature spark, it pulls you in.  Birding is exciting, and as a … Continue reading

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Backyard mothing with Carl Barrentine in Spokane, Washington, USA

Carl Barrentine, participants since 2013 and National Moth Week team member, is documenting moth species flying in his backyard. Carl will share his methods and findings in a series of daily videos during National Moth Week 2020.

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Upload your moth observation to iNaturalist

Contributing to National Moth Week with iNaturalist is simple: Download the free iNaturalist app, photograph and make a separate observation for each moth, check that the location and date are correct, and identify each as precisely as you can. It’s … Continue reading

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Backyard mothing sharing on Twitter & Instagram – Guest post by Tanya Dapkey

Every year since 2016, I have gone to Hildacy Farm Preserve in Media, PA to set up a Moth Night. Natural Lands Hildacy Preserve encompasses 55 acres and is managed by a former graduate classmate of mine, Mike Coll. Mike … 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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NMW 2018 a huge success on iNaturalist!

iNaturalist had an incredible showing of moths worldwide for National Moth Week. Over 28,000 observations were made during the week from 24 registered countries, and all 50 US states! Over the course of the week, 3,548 species wee observed and 1,502 … Continue reading

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Partner Project Noah Prepares for National Moth Week!

National Moth Week 2019 is just a week away and the nature community at Project Noah is already starting to celebrate!        During NMW 2018, a variety of moths were spotted on Project Noah throughout the world! Here are … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Welcomes Gylma Norman, Costa Rica Coordinator

When Gylma Norman returned to her native Costa Rica after living in California for many years, she took up a new hobby – mothing. It wasn’t long before she was contributing her moth photos to Project Noah, one of National Moth Week’s partner … Continue reading

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A Guide to BugGuide, Guest post by Robert Lord Zimlich

Robert Lord Zimlich is a Contributing Editor for BugGuide.net. If you have images of insects and spiders that you would like identified, BugGuide.net, is the premier identification website in North America. The interactive nature and easy submitting process, continue to … 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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