Poems about Grasshoppers and Crickets

Poets John Keats (1795-1821) and Dan Beachy-Quick (b.1973) share their thoughts on crickets and grasshoppers.

Moths in the Movies

From suspense films. to science fiction, to paranormal thrillers, the human fascination with moths have created some memorable characters that have stood the test of time.

NW Nature Digest: Moths

In this week's Nature Digest we are focusing on moths. We are going to start with an overview of National Moth Week and then provide you with a few resources so you can go out and explore.

Sunday Photo Recap

Welcome to our Sunday Photo Recap. Today we are sharing some of the photos that didn't make it to our website and putting the spotlight on a member of our growing IG community.

The Poetry of Moths

Moths have inspired poets for centuries. Here are four poems that explore our connection to moths.  We will start with haiku and end with an excerpt from a hinged double sonnet. 

Moths: Symbolism and Supernatural Stories

Moths, butterflies, and humans have a rich and fascinating relationship that extends through time.  Partly because of the amazing transformation that these insects go through, moths and butterflies have become symbols of change, transformation, and rebirth. Here are few stories the mysterious nature of the moth.

Sunday’s Photo Post

NaturalistWeekly.com is trying its hand at nature photography. We started an Instagram account with the goal capturing those everyday moments of nature connection. With a quick photo and some research, we hope to expand our understanding of the world around us. Here are four of my favorite photos from IG last week. Enjoy! White Spring... Continue Reading →

From Hercules to Micro-Moths

variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The largest moths in the world have wingspans of 10-12 inches and a wing surface area of about 60 square inches.  The smallest moths are called micro-moths and have wingspans of no more than 20 mm (less than an inch).

The One-Spotted Variant Moth

The One-Spotted Variant Moth (Hypagyrtis unipunctata) is a fairly common type of moth in the eastern United States. Butterflies and moths are very similar in many ways and sometimes be difficult to know what you are looking at. There are, however, a few things to look for when you are trying to identify one of these insects. Below is a list of some of the frequently identified differences between butterflies and moths.

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