Louisiana Master Naturalists - Northeast

This is National Moth Week and for the third or fourth year running–can’t remember for sure–Charles Allen is running a week-long BioBlitz at Allen Acres, located a few miles south of Cravens, La. on Hwy 399.

The week’s events started last Saturday with a fungi inventory lead by experts David and Pat Lewis. It’s been a bit dry, but as Charles says, the Lewises could “find mushrooms in a desert.”

Red-patched Emerald (Nemoria saturiba)Red-patched Emerald (Nemoria saturiba) on sheet at Allen Acres     (photo by Bette J. Kauffman)

Of course, the week long event really began at 5:30 a.m. last Saturday when Charles checked his numerous mothing sheets to see what the night had brought. Last I heard, Charles had identified over 700 species of moths at Allen Acres, faithfully checking his sheets most evenings and early mornings.


This coming Saturday, Craig Marks will conduct a butterfly count, first at Allen Acres, then at…

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