The Green Marvel. Do you know what that might be?
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is noting National Moth Week with a chance for the public to perhaps see a Green Marvel moth and the many other species that exist in this region.
Nicole Shutt is a forest biological technician. She says the public is invited to a Moth Adventure Friday evening at Boulder Lake campground amphitheater about 25 mile, east of Langlade off of Highway "W".
She says they will string some rope between trees, hang sheets with black lights and see what moths will appear.
Shutt says while the public usually sees a few moths during the day, there are many more in our region..
"....Moths outnumber butterfly species by about 10-1. There are just a ton of moths out there, flying under the radar, usually flying under folks radar because they're nocturnal, but not all moths are nocturnal. They don't just come in shades of black, brown and white, all colors of the rainbow, some don't even look like moths. It's really an adventure because we don't know what we will find out there...."
Shutt says the event starts at 8:45 p.m. Shutt says there also will be information about bats, and native plants that support pollinators. Populations of some pollinators have been under stress, believed to be caused by exposure to chemicals.There are 11,000 species of moths in North America.