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 Kent’s backyard watch moths and talk about the important role they play. There are about 2,500 species of moths in Vermont; many of them documented by dedicated moth watcher Joanne Russo. She joins Kent and Sara on Outdoor Radio to share her knowledge.
Listen to the show
- View all the moth sightings reported to iNaturalist Vermont, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life and report your own observations
- Moth Photographers Group
- iNaturalist Species Pages
- Moths Of Eastern United States Facebook Group
- Peterson’s Field Guide to Moths of the Northeast
- Vermont Giant Silkmoth Survey
- Celebrate National Moth Week – July 22-30
Images from the show
Kent also has a slideshow of the many moths he has photographed in his backyard.
Outdoor Radio is a monthly feature produced in collaboration with Vermont Public Radio with support from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. The program is produced by Vermont Public Radio chief audio engineer Chris Albertine.