Sierra Club’s Toiyabe Chapter to Look for Moths at 9,000 Feet above Lake Tahoe

The Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Great Basin Group in Nevada is adding a moth hunt this year to its “Waterfall, Wildflowers, and Wings” hike above the shores of Lake Tahoe in celebration of National Moth Week on July 21.

The seven-mile hike will take in the beautiful scenery around and above the azure lake and serve as an opportunity for hikers to learn about moths, according to co-leader, Yvonne Jerome.  They’ll be meeting at the Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. and will gain about 800 feet in altitude along mountain terrain, reaching nearly 9,000 feet. We’re excited to see what kinds of moths they’ll spot at that altitude. Yvonne will be armed with her moth and butterfly guidebook (and her camera) to help with identification. We know she’ll be taking some awesome photos!

National Moth Week welcomes the participation of Sierra Club chapters and groups around the country.

View of Lake Tahoe from the trail the Sierra Club will be hiking next week to look for moths in celebration of National Moth Week. (credit: Yvonne Jerome)

View of Lake Tahoe from the trail the Sierra Club will be hiking next week to look for moths in celebration of National Moth Week. (credit: Yvonne Jerome)

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