by High Park Nature
Moths far outnumber their better known cousins within the insect order Lepidoptera - the butterflies - but are often overlooked or maligned. Moths can be remarkably diverse, beautifully patterned and fascinating to observe. Like other insects, they play many important roles within the ecosystem.
High Park Annual Moth Night
Each summer the Toronto Entomologists' Association and the High Park Nature Centre hold a public Moth Night event in High Park in partnership with the High Park Nature Centre and High Park Nature. This event is registered with National Moth Week and is supported by the High Park Moth Study Group and High Park Nature.
Watch the High Park Nature Centre event listings for this year's moth night - it is usually held in late July.
High Park Moth Study
An ongoing High Park Moth Study citizen scientist group has identified over 1,000 species as of 2020. Read more about this study:
- Meet the High Park Mothia: Article in The Toronto Star, August 24, 2019
- High Park Moth Study: Article in Ontario Insects, January 2019
For more information please contact the High Park Moth Study