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Posted on: July 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Calling "Moth-ers" of all ages to come celebrate National Moth Week

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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, July 22 - 30. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths where they live. 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. Visit the National Moth Week organization online for more information.

You can join the Carrboro National Moth Week iNaturalist project on their website and participate anytime during the week,  or you can join us on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr Park for an  evening of moth-ing 

Moth Night
When: Friday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. -10 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park Small Pavilion (1120 Hillsborough Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)
Who: All ages are welcome, no RSVP is required. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What: Join us for an in-person event celebrating National Moth Week in Carrboro. Meet at the small pavilion for a brief introduction to moth identification and how to use the iNaturalist app to log your observations then join staff at our light stations set up in the park to see what moths you can find!

Bring your:

  • Smartphone/Device/Camera
  • Flashlight/Headlamp (the pathway is not illuminated)
  • Refillable water bottle
  •  A sense of adventure as we collect data for this exciting citizen science project!


Contact Heather Holley at hholley@carrboronc.gov or 919.548.9412 for more information. In the event of bad weather, please call/text Heather Holley 919.548.9412  or follow the Carrboro Stormwater Instagram page (@townofcarrborostormwater) to learn if the program has been canceled/postponed/rescheduled.

Carrboro National Moth Week 2023 Newsletter

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