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National Moth Week in High Park, Toronto, Toronto Guest post by: Karen Yukich

The annual High Park moth night was held on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year’s event was co-sponsored by only High Park Nature and the High Park Moth Study group and had a restricted number … Continue reading

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What is an NMW Event? Why is it Important? By Dr. Roger Kendrick

Well, for the “What”, as Ian Morton wrote in 2016 “Anything Goes” So why register your moth “event” for National Moth Week. What is the significance? In short – every single observation counts, by contributing to the “bigger picture”. How?? … 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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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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