Stockton’s Jamie Cromartie is organizing a local celebration of National Moth Week. Here are the events:
1. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Thursday, July 26.
3-6 pm in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room 210: Demonstration on moths – how to preserve and identify specimens and how to bait for collecting them
7-8:30 pm in AS-210 slideshow and exhibit of moth specimens
8:30 pm-midnight in the area beyond the water treatment plant east of the Arts & Sciences Building – moth collecting by light and bait
2. Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth NJ, Friday, July 27
7 pm to midnight at the airstrip – called the Green Trail on the Parker Preserve map. Use the Chatsworth Lake Entrance, directly across from the lake on Rt. 532.
Lights will be set up near the building there and at a couple of sites near the restored bogs not far away, with bait trails in between.
For all events, bring camera, binoculars, collecting equipment. Be prepared for possible ticks, chiggers, and biting flies. Protective clothing, repellant, sunscreen, water.
Shawn Wainwright is also organizing a National Moth Week event at Cattus Island, Ocean County. Here’s the Flicker link: