Those pesky moths that flap around your head when you have the windows open and the light on late on a summer night? Look closer, you may be surprised. I was. This looper, Autographa corusca is only found west of the Cascades and Coast Range from southern Oregon to the Alaskan panhandle and is a specialist on Red Alder.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.