Moth Week Round-up

National Moth Week this year was July 19-27 (I wrote about some of my Moth Week adventures here, here, and here). I’ve come across a lot of great press and articles about Moth Week this year, and thought I’d put together a list of some of the coverage.

Shit you didn’t know about biology. Macabre Moths: The Infernal Nocturnals.
I wish I could write as well as this guy. Love all of his articles.

Wall Street Journal. Seeing the Merit in Moths.
An interview with David Grimaldi of the AMNH.

New York Times. An Exhaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly.

Charismatic Minifauna (Wired). Moth Week is Coming.
Bug Girl is the best!

This one was fun: Apparently someone at Fox News made fun of Moth Week (they sure do love science, don’t they). But then she apologized! The comments on the first article are gold. “What next, national maggot week?” Why, that actually sounds like a great idea.

And there were so many smaller press releases on blogs and local papers, it was truly heartening to see. I’m hoping to plan even more festivities in CT for National Moth Week next year.

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Posted on August 13, 2014, in National Moth Week, Outreach. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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