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Our Giant Silk Moths and Ancient Mythology

National Moth Week – “The Year of the Silk Moth” – What’s in a name? Participate in National Moth Week and Explore the Wonders of Moths! By Dave Moskowitz Our Giant Silk Moths and Ancient Mythology: Our Beautiful Giant Silk … Continue reading

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Project Noah aims to document 1000 spottings of moths found during National Moth Week

Project Noah is a citizen-science based website open to amateur nature lovers and scientists alike. One can submit data points, known as “spottings,” identified or unidentified. If your “spotting” is unidentified, members of the community will assist in helping with … Continue reading

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Meet NMW Partner – The Xerces Society

Established in 1971, the Xerces Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of local citizens to implement conservation and education programs. Over the past four decades, Xerces has protected endangered species … Continue reading

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Meet NMW supporters – Miami Blue Chapter and Broward County Butterfly Chapters of North American butterfly Association (NABA)

Lepidoptera are estimated to be about 80% moths and 20% butterflies. Although huge in numbers of species, moths, largely nocturnal, have taken a back seat to their typically more colorful diurnal butterfly cousins in our imaginations, enthusiasm, and culture. National … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Partners with BAMONA for Data Collection

Butterflies and Moths of North America (www.butterfliesandmoths.org) is excited to partner with National Moth Week (NMW).  Our website provides easy online submission of your backyard photographs, and we encourage all NMW participants to create a free account and to submit … Continue reading

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Meet NMW sponsor – John Himmelman

John Himmelman is a naturalist who makes his living as an author and illustrator. While most of his 70+ books are for children, he also writes books for adults on various topics of natural history. His first in this genre … Continue reading

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The new Peterson Guide to Moth – Book tour schedule

Seabrooke Leckie, co-author of the “New Peterson Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America“, and a sponsor of National Moth Week,  will present this newest title in the Peterson Field Guide Series in a series of presentations during an upcoming book … Continue reading

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Meet NMW supporter – Crabtree Gardens

Crabtree Gardens LLC, located in Drums, PA is a 5 acre privately owned and self-maintained inactive farmland re-purposing project and demonstration garden. It’s the perfect place if you are a garden addict or dabbler or even new to gardening. We … Continue reading

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So You Want To Photograph Moths?

National Moth Week will soon be here and hopefully many a backyard will be glowing with either a Mercury Vapor or Ultra Violet bulb. Most importantly, will you be photo cataloging this event? If yes, one might want to brush … Continue reading

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Meet our partners – David Small – Athol Bird and Nature Club

Dave Small, a lifelong MA resident is president of the 250 member Athol Bird and Nature Club (www.millersriver.net) and currently acting Director of the Millers River Environmental Center. Dave shares his passion for Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and most recently moths … Continue reading

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