Now that National Pollinator Week is over, you can focus on the upcoming National Moth Week!
Mark your calendars for July 23-29, 2012.
They can be amazing mimics; they can be as tiny as the head of a pin. They can be huge with surprising underwing patterns, like the moth on the Moth Week Logo. The purpose of Moth Week is two-fold; to encourage people to go outside and look at the life around them, and also to encourage people to document and submit what they see as part of a larger citizen science project.
You don’t need to know exactly what you are looking at–just submit your GPS coordinates and a good photo of the moth, and most of the Moth Week Partner sites will identify them for you, and add them to their database showing species ranges.
This is a great excuse to sit outside in the evening, drink a beverage, and DO SCIENCE.
Connecticut, Vernon, Tankerhoosen Preserve
N 41 50′ 49.91″, W 72 25′ 59.67″
“Our National Moth Week Event will take place at the Tankerhoosen Reserve off route 84 in Vernon on July 23, 2012, starting around 8:30pm. The Wagner Lab from UConn will be attending and we will be Moth Lighting with a mercury vapor lamp and a sheet.”