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Moon Work

Posted on May 27, 2015

We at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History do not only work during the day! I am not just talking about sitting behind our computers all night either. Moon work, or nocturnal field surveys, will be undertaken throughout the spring and summer seasons for species like the Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), a New York species of Special Concern that nests in the Jamestown area, and for moths of all types. Those moths were a favorite area of study for Roger Tory Peterson, and we are looking to expand our knowledge on them as well as all the dragonflies, butterflies and other insects we regularly show you, from specialized habitats to our own backyards. These next few months should be thrilling to say the least! We will be presenting everything we discover, the rare or endangered or downright zany, right here.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator