July 20th-28th:People in theFinger Lakes region of New Yorkare encouraged to get out and look for moths attracted to their house lights
and camouflaged in their yards -
folks can contribute species lists or take pictures of moths and send them in for identification and
documentation for the Finger Lakes moth week species list. Send species
lists and pictures
(with locations) firstname.lastname@example.org.
A running tally of all species documented during the week will be postedhere.
Friday July 26th (8pm-midnight):Watkins Glen State Park
moth night. 8:00pm-Midnight. Meet at the "Iroquois
Lodge” in the six nations campground any time after 8pm. From 8:30-9:00
there will be a brief introduction to moths including tips for attracting
them. From 9:00pm on there will be moth watching at four light stations and
a bait line within walking distance of the lodge. Access to the park is free
after 5:30pm (main entrance charges until 7:30pm). The event will be
cancelled if heavy rain and/or lightning are in the vicinity.
Saturday July 27th (1pm):Natural History of the Moths of New York State
A presention by Dr. Jason Dombroskie, Collection
Manager of the Cornell University Insect Collection and Coordinator of the
Insect Diagnostic Lab. This intimate journey into the hidden lives of
moths and their caterpillars will look at some of the amazing species in
your backyard. Some of these moths take medicine and can bubble poison from
their necks, produce perfume that can be smelled from over a mile away, or
can jam bat echolocation. We will also examine caterpillars with
gills, stinky tentacles, and horns that squirt acid, as well as ones that
throw their feces, and others that live inside regurgitated owl pellets.
This presentation will be held inCornell University's
Biotech Building Room G01.
Saturday July 27th (2pm):Tour of Cornell Insect
Dombroskie's presentation noted above, he will lead a tour of the
Cornell University Insect
Collection. If you
are also attending his presentation, you can follow him to 2144 Comstock
Hall for the tour, otherwise meet him there at 2pm. This tour is limited to 25
participants. Please reserve a place by sending an email to
If more than 25 register, there may be the option
of a second tour beginning at 12:00 (noon).
Location of Comstock Hall on Cornell
Saturday July 27th (8pm-midnight):Ithaca moth
night @ Robert H. Treman State Park (lower park). 8pm-midnight. Meet at
the park's main parking lot any time after 8pm. There will be moth watching
at four light stations and a bait line around the edges of the parking lot
adjacent to the park office. Access to the park is free after 6pm. The event
will be cancelled if heavy rain and/or lightning are in the vicinity.
Sunday July 28th (7am-10am):Morning moth walk through the City of Ithaca,
NY. Meet at southwest corner of the Ithaca
Wegman's parkinglot at 7AM. This field trip will focus on finding moths that
have been disoriented by city lights the previous evening. The group will
walk toward Home Depot and back checking the vicinity of artificial lights
along the way
(~2-mile roundtrip). RSVP email@example.com