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National Moth Week 2015, July 18-26, Invites Citizen Scientists to Celebrate Moths

This year’s event to spotlight hawk moths, sphinx moths in Sphingidae family Registration is in full swing for the fourth annual National Moth Week 2015 (NMW) July 18-26, a global citizen-science project that celebrates the beauty, diversity and ecological importance … Continue reading

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National Moth Week 2015: The Year of the Sphinx Moth

Happy New Year from the National Moth Week team! While National Moth Week celebrates the diversity of all moths, we like to shine a light—literally and figuratively—on a certain family of moths. Last year, we celebrated the year of the … Continue reading

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“Marvelous Moths”, Jim des Rivieres photos at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

New exhibit of Moth photos by Moth’er, photographer and National Moth Week’s sponsor Jim des Rivieres.  The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum‘s new exhibit, “Marvelous Moths,” will open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the museum’s Wildlife Education Center, … Continue reading

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Color Moth Pictures for the National Moth Week Website – Kids activity

Kids activity for ages 3-12. EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE! Here’s how: Print and color any moth you like from the book which you can find at this link. You can use a moth guide book (Click here for suggested books) to color … Continue reading

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Eric Metzler recieved NPS Award

Congratulations to Eric Metzler on receiving a National Park Service award for his moth study and survey in two National Parks. Eric is NMW Science Advisory Board member and coordinator of NMW events in the two National Parks. Read about … Continue reading

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New moth record in Salzburg

Michael Kurz of NMW partner NKIS had a new moth record for the Federal Territory of Salzburg during this year’s NMW. The moth, Noctua interjecta caliginosa, was also only the third record for Austria.  Kurz was not planning on doing any mothing … Continue reading

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NMW 2014 results from Israel

The Facebook page Arthropods, Reptiles and Amphibians Photography is National Moth Week’s data collection partner in Israel. The page runs a monthly challenge to select three winning photographs from members’ entries. The subject for July 2014 was moths, with no … Continue reading

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Thank you to everyone who participated in National Moth Week 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in National Moth Week 2014. Whether you attended an organized event or observed the moths in your own backyard, you were part of a worldwide citizen science project that is illuminating the beauty and … Continue reading

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Vijay Barve, NMW India Coordinator, is a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award

Vijay Barve, National Moth Week India Coordinator for India, has been selected as a winner of the GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) Young Researchers Award. Vijay Barve is a research fellow at the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) in Bangalore, and … Continue reading

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NMW on Science Friday, a weekly radio show

Listen to Elena Tartaglia talking about National Moth Week on the radio show Science Friday. Science Friday (known as SciFri for short) is a weekly call-in talk show that broadcasts in the USA each Friday on PRI.  SciFri is hosted by award winning science journalist Ira Flatow.  The radio … Continue reading

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