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Jul 26

National Moth Week

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 8:40 AM by Victoria Mulherin

National Moth Week
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.

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.
  • 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

Join the Speaking with Nature series to celebrate National Moth Week. Register for the program by calling 609-261-2495.

Date: Wednesday July 27
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rancocas Nature Center
Address: 794 Rancocas Road, Hainesport
Contact: 609-261-2495


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