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National Moth Week 2018

Main Project Information
Presented By National Moth Week/Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission
Goal Collect data on moth diversity and distribution
Task Observe and photograph moths. Submit to partner organizations.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

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.

How to Join

Visit the website at to find a mothing event near you and to register your mothing location. Also on the website you can find links to data depositories site to submit your moth observations.

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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At home
Training Materials
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags biodiversity, distribution, ecology, lepidoptera, moth, moth night, moths, nature, night, pollinator, pollinators
Project Updated 07/03/2018