Butterflies and Moths of North America

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National Moth Week is July 18-26, 2020

Finding moths is a perfect social distancing activity! No need to meet with a big group; just check out a nearby park or building in the dark.

Learn more about National Moth Week.

You can collect moth sightings and submit them to us as part of National Moth Week. Find out how to share your National Moth Week sightings with Butterflies and Moths of North America.

National Moth Week July 20-28, 2019 Celebrates Nature’s Unheralded Pollinators

Moths’ vital role as nature’s often unheralded nighttime pollinators will be spotlighted during the 8th Annual National Moth Week, July 20-28.

National Moth Week (NMW) invites moth enthusiasts – a.k.a. “moth-ers” – of all ages and abilities to participate in this worldwide citizen science project that literally shines a light on moths, their beauty, ecological diversity and critical role in the natural world

Free milkweed seedlings for restoration projects

Monarch Watch and their partner nurseries are accepting applications for free milkweed seedlings for habitat restoration projects located in the Monarch Milkweed Corridor. This includes most of the eastern half of the United States. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are not included in the grant at this time. Only certain portions of Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are included. Learn more at MonarchWatch.

Project Wingspan State Coordinators (OH, IN, MI, PA, WI)

Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire motivated and detail-oriented Project Wingspan State Coordinators in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Project Wingspan State Coordinators will provide programmatic support for Project Wingspan: Landscape Enhancement for Imperiled Pollinators of the Midwest (PW), a collaborative pollinator habitat initiative with numerous partners across an 8 state region.