Outdoor Radio: Summer Is For Moth Watching!

Jun 14, 2017

Attracting, photographing, and identifying moths is a fun family activity. All you need are some lights and a sheet! Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland went out into McFarland's back yard in Woodstock to spot some different species and talk about the important role moths play in our ecosystem.

There are about 2,500 species of moths in Vermont; many of them documented by dedicated moth watcher Joanne Russo. She joins McFarland and Zahendra on Outdoor Radio to share her knowledge.

Kent McFarland tasted a moth "and it was awful!" He wrote about it on the Vermont Center for Ecostudies blog. He also has a slideshow of the many moths he has photographed in his back yard.

You can see more photos, learn more about moths, and post your sightings at the following links:

Outdoor Radio is produced in collaboration with the Vermont Center For Ecostudies with support from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.