Mothing at Circle Creek
At its simplest, mothing is looking for and enjoying moths. According to the PNW Moths project, there are more than 1200 moth species in our region. Compare this to birds (about 600 species) or butterflies (about 150 species) and it is clear that mothing is an underappreciated and rich field of study. Join naturalist Mike Patterson for an early check of the “moth wall” at the Circle Creek barn followed by a check of experimental moth-attracting stations around Circle Creek. Learn more about the difference between butterflies and moths, the places moths can be seen, and techniques for attracting, photographing, and identifying the myriad species in our region.