Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Moth talk June 13, 7 pm, with Black Swamp Bird Observatory - webinar

I'm giving an online talk about the mysterious and wonderful world of moths on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 pm, sponsored by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO). It is free if you are a BSBO member or Ohio Young Birders Club member, and a mere $5.00 if not. And that five-spot will go to support BSBO's multi-pronged avian outreach work.

Following is the talk description and GO HERE to register.

Mysterious Moths: Growing the Darker Side of Butterflies
Presented by: Jim McCormac
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Presentation takes place on Zoom

Our enchantment with butterflies isn’t surprising. These daytime flyers are easily observed and collectively encompass a rainbow palette of colors punctuated with ornate patterns. However, their close relatives the moths overwhelm butterflies in species diversity and sheer numbers. Most moths are nocturnal and largely out of sight and mind. Nonetheless, they are one of the most important animal groups. Moths are inextricably intertwined with native plants, bats, birds, and the whole of the eastern deciduous forest ecosystem. They play an enormous role in the pollination of native plants. In addition, they are often far more interesting than butterflies, both visually and behaviorally. This talk will be a pictorial journey into an intriguing and little-known world that unfolds all around us. We can greatly benefit the ecosystem around us by “moth-gardening” in our yards.​

Again, CLICK HERE to register.

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