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Participation fee $0
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Spend the time outdoors
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Appropriate for kids yes
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Required Gear:

Access to a light source that can attract these moths. They prefer streetlights or other very bright light sources. Binoculars may be useful if the light is mounted high on a building. Photos of the target species and identification details are available on the website.


Project Silkmoth


Help scientists learn more about silkmoths.
Spot, record, share sightings of sikmoths in upstate NY.

Project Silkmoth accepts sightings of giant silkmoths from northern New York State, defined as any part of the state north of Albany or Syracuse. Visit the website to see photos of the moths and information on where to find the moths and how to submit your sightings.

Help scientists learn more about silkmoth species.




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