Lately I find myself waking up tired in the morning. Actually, its not every morning. Its only mornings that follow nights where there was no rain, mild temperatures, no wind, high humidity and practically no moonlight. What does the weather and phase of the moon have to do with getting a good night's sleep you may ask? Moths of course. The largest numbers and greatest variety of moths are generally seen on mild rain free nights when it is especially dark. So come on over to the dark side. You may find yourself rewarded with late night gems such as the ones below that I photographed at Dorsey's Knob Park.
Field Notes from Dorsey's Knob
Thoughts and observations on the natural history and current happenings at Dorsey's Knob Park.
About the Author
John Boback is a naturalist, historian, environmental educator and caretaker at Dorsey's Knob Park. He can often be seen around the park staring intently into the trees through binoculars or crouched down trying to photograph a wildflower or an interesting insect. If you see him, take a moment to say hello.