Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Forlorn Mothman

My friend Bernie is one of the key participants in a long term moth study at Franklin Parker Preserve in the NJ Pine Barrens.

Every other week the "FPP Mothers" are out surveying the Lepidoptera fauna. Luckily for me the other survey team members were unavailable last night so Bernie asked if I wanted to join him.

While not as bad as this image makes it seem, the night did start off slowly. But it got better as the stars crossed the sky. And by the time we decided to call it a night we had seen three Psychedelic Jones Moths at this site, all at the same time, when, as Bernie noted in his Facebook post, one in a season is considered fortunate.

It was a good night.

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