Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

All About National Moth Week

2012_07_21102615David Moskowitz, who will speak and lead the Moth Night program at DeKorte Park, is a co-founder of National Moth Week.

He has posted lots of helpful background information about this amazing global event — and a link to Moth Night sites across New Jersey — on the wildnewjersey.tv blog. Link is here.

New Butterflies for DeKorte!

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We had two new butterflies for DeKorte Park at Butterfly Day — the Meadow Fritillary and Horace's Duskywing (above). 

(Thanks to Julie McCall for the photo, and a thank you to Fred Weber, Wendy Rufo and Deedee Burnside for offering Horace's Duskywing photos as well.)

Still trying to get a Meadow Fritillary photo….

In addition to the fritillary, a Eastern Tailed-Blue (below) was caught by a camera only — thanks to Geri Kratina.

It was terrifice to see so many folks with cameras on Sunday. We believe that digital cameras have been key in increasing the popularity of butterfly-watching. You can capture their beauty and enjoy trying to identify them.

The official North American Butterfly Association list for DeKorte Park is here.