Jeanette Jaskula

Unido: 04.ene.2020 Última actividad: 24.abr.2024 iNaturalist

I'm thoroughly smitten by moths. Although I spend much time using Moth Photographers Group and BugGuide to ID moths, I make plenty of mistakes and I'm happy to receive corrections.

After leaving a biodiverse property in northern Indiana and relocating to a boring residential neighborhood in central Indiana in 2019, I felt disconnected from nature. So, I took up mothing to reconnect. As of January 2024, I've photographed around 1,300 moth species in Indiana. Most of these are on iNat and I'm slowly adding them to BugGuide.

I enjoy mothing on the prairies and oak savannas at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands (Newton Co., IN). I lead our Friends of the Sands group and we host many moth and butterfly events as well as other natural history programs that highlight the biodiversity of the Kankakee Sands ecoregion. Check out our calendar of events at www.Friends-of-the-Sands.com.

In 2023, I began giving presentations on moths and holding night-time mothing events for various nature centers and organizations around Indiana. My hour-long presentation, entitled "Welcome to the Dark Side: Mothing in Indiana," covers the stunning diversity of moths, their importance in terrestrial ecosystems, and how we sustain and support them in our backyards.

The following is a list of presentations and mothing events I'll be giving in 2024. Please contact me if you would like more information.

March 12 - Amos Butler Audubon Society (presentation at Holiday Park, Indianapolis, IN), https://www.amosbutleraudubon.org/event/welcome-to-the-dark-side-mothing-in-indiana/
April 22 - Indiana Native Plant Society, West Central Chapter (presentation at Lily Nature Center, West Lafayette, IN)
https://indiananativeplants.org/2024/west-central-chapter-meetings/
April 27 - "Notable Nocturnals" (mothing night at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands, https://friends-of-the-sands.com/calendar-of-events/).
May 15 and 16 - Indiana Dunes Birding Festival (mothing nights at IN Dunes State Park), https://indunesbirdingfestival.com/pages/schedule
May 25 - Mothing night at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands, https://friends-of-the-sands.com/calendar-of-events/.
June 8 - BioBlitz at Big Oaks NWR (Indiana Academy of Science)
June 15 - Mothing night at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary (Indiana Audubon Society), https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-gray-after-dark-series-tickets-768621426377.
July 17 - Presentation for Ouabache Land Conservancy at Clinton Public Library, Clinton, IN
July 18 - Central Indiana Land Trust's Golden Hour Summer Series, Oliver's Woods, Indianapolis (presentation and mothing night)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-dark-side-mothing-in-indiana-with-jeanette-jaskula-tickets-859546525797.
July 19 - National Moth Week at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands (mothing night), https://friends-of-the-sands.com/calendar-of-events/.
July 24 - National Moth Week for Wednesdays in the Wild, West Lafayette, IN (mothing night)
July 26 - National Moth Week at Sycamore Land Trust's Touch the Earth Natural Area (mothing night; rain date Aug. 2)
July 27 - National Moth Week at Brown County State Park (mothing night)
September 14 - Mothing night at The Nature Conservancy's Kankakee Sands, https://friends-of-the-sands.com/calendar-of-events/.

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