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Moth monitoring through photography and upload to the Discover Life website.

Mothing

Moths are incredibly diverse, are ecologically important as plant eaters, pollinators, and food for songbirds. How will climate and other large-scale ecological factors affect moths? Take photographs of moths at your porch light and upload to Discover Life. You can identify them if you'd like, and we'll help. Students can compare moths at their own site with moths from other sites, to answer their own original questions and do real science. Interested participants may also wish to coordinate a study site. More information on this project can be found at: Mothing

 

Keywords:

Topic - moths, insects, phenology, climate change

Audience - middle school, high school, undergraduate, naturalists

Location - Eastern North America

Goals - science research, education

 

Organization:

 

Discover Life

 

Contacts:

 

Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life email Nancy Lowe

 

  706-542-1115

Tori Staples, Study Site Coordinator, Mothing email Tori Staples

 

  706-542-1115

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