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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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Meet Sajan KC of Nepal, National Moth Week’s Newest Country Coordinator

I am Sajan KC from Nepal. I will be 26 this July and I love Lepidoptera. A butterfly or a moth, what difference does it make? I first came across mothing in 2017. It was a time when I used … Continue reading

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National Moth Week, July 18-26, Offers a Safe, Enriching Activity for All Ages; Perfect for Social Distancing

      9th Annual Celebration    July 18-26,2020 Discover the Fascinating World of Moths in Your Backyard Looking for an activity that’s safe, fun and enriching for all ages during this period of social distancing?  The ninth annual National Moth Week, … 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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More people than moths, Moth Night in Australia. Guest Post by: Dave Rentz

It was nice weather up to the moth night. It rained much of the time. We had about 40 visitors but they were driven to cover by the rain. At one stage there were more onlookers than insects on the … Continue reading

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National Moth Week in the Philippines – guest post by Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Leana Lahom-Cristobal, an admin of National Moth Week partner Philippine Lepidoptera, summarizes some events in the Philippines during National Moth Week 2016. The Philippines is a tropical country and the National Moth Week celebration in July falls during the summer monsoon season … Continue reading

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Mothing in Indiana, USA – Guest post by Debbie Goedde

Debbie Goedde is an Adv. Master Naturalist in Evansville, Indiana. She participated in National Moth Week in the past three years. In 2016 she ran a few mothing events:  on July 23 a private event at a for large garden organization … Continue reading

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6th Annual Mothing at Long Lips Farm, Kansas, USA – Guest Post by Lenora Larson

For the past six years, the Idalia Society (the Kansas City area chapter of the Mid-American Society of Lepidopterists) has hosted a black lighting event on the third Saturday of July at my property, Long Lips Farm in Paola, Kansas. … Continue reading

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Moth Night at Monte Bello, California, USA – Guest Post by Debbi Brusco

On July 23, 2016, Midpen (Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District) volunteers hosted their third “Moth Night at Monte Bello” during National Moth Week. Along with docents Debbi Brusco, Jack Owicki, and Sara Witt, naturalist friends Ken-ichi Ueda (of iNaturalist) and … Continue reading

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Moth Night at the Cairns Botanic Gardens (Australia), Guest Post by Dave Rentz

The first Cairns Moth Night was held on the evening of the 27th July at the Cairns Botanic Gardens with around 76 members of the Friends and the public in attendance. Moth Week was conceived in the US some years ago … Continue reading

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