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National Moth Week

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Moth Week 2019, July 20-28

Register online to participate – click here

*** This event runs through the week to the 28th however for the purpose of not clogging up the calendar it will only appear on the 20th ***

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 National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

Why moths?

  • Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
  • Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species.
  • Their colors and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
  • Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day.
  • Finding moths can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them.

 Sounds & sights from NMW 2012 

How you can help NMW:

    • Help spread the word about National Moth Week in your community. Download the National Moth week flyer (pdf) to hand out or post. 
    • Collaborate with NMW

How to participate:

Register an event or join a public event.  Mothing can be done anywhere- at parks, nature centers, backyards and even in towns and cities. Learn more at the Finding Moths page.



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