12/4 – Seattle Meeting 7 pm – “A Moth Calendar” with David Droppers

Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

White-lined Sphinx Moth and David Droppers- Photo by Melanie Weiss
David Droppers extending the proboscis on White-lined Sphinx Moth – Photo by Melanie Weiss

The changing of the seasons is something we look forward to, especially us naturalists.  The timing of organisms, from the blooming of wildflowers to the arrival of migratory songbirds, and the emergence of butterflies, is known as phenology.  It can be predictable, informative, and even help with tough species’ identifications.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that moths also have a predictable phenology, with this moth watcher anticipating the arrival of special species throughout the season.  Learn how to the tell the calendar by ways of the moth, and look at your porch light for what your moth visitors could be telling you about the seasons!

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