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Thursday Night Nature: Moths (Virtual Program)

Thursday, July 23 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 23 8:00 pm


National Moth Week, July 18-26, is a global citizen science project focused on documenting biodiversity and distributions of moths. This year’s NMW theme is Backyard Mothing! Join NMW co-founder Elena Tartaglia, Ph.D., via Zoom for a program highlighting the essential roles moths play in ecosystems and conservation threats facing nocturnal biodiversity. Learn various ways to attract and observe these organisms in your own outdoor space via equipment and plants, as well as how to identify moths and contribute data to the project using the iNaturalist app.

Presented By: Elena Tartaglia PhD
Elena Tartaglia earned her Ph.D. in ecology from Rutgers University and is currently a professor at Bergen Community College. Elena is an expert on moths of the family Sphingidae and has studied various aspects of their ecology and behavior in urban ecosystems. She is a co-founder of National Moth Week, a global-scale citizen science project focused on nocturnal insect biodiversity. Elena has worked in public outreach and environmental education since 2005 and is a former intern of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

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Fees: Members: $8, non-members: $12

Additional Information: This event will take place over the video conferencing application Zoom. You will receive an email on Thursday confirming your registration and providing you with a link to join the lecture.

Online booking for this program ends on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6:00 pm. If you wish to register after the deadline, please email for space availability and reservations.


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Member $8.00, Non-member $12.00