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National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

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Montana Moth Project 

Marian L. Kirst, NRRES entomologist and program developer, is hooked on moths after her first season in the field. She had a blast coordinating the Montana Moth Project’s first-ever citizen science crew, an amazing volunteer group that conducted once-a-month diversity samplings at the Montana Audubon Center (MAC) in Billings. She also implemented multiple moth diversity samplings in Carbon, Yellowstone and Golden Valley counties and helped develop and execute a Wild Montana-sponsored research grant project in the Pryor Mountains, her favorite mountain range in Montana.