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Contrary to popular belief, moths are NOT all boring brown things. Granted, there are some slightly less interesting brown things, but there are also many beautiful versions, and many with the most amazing patterns and textures.


Unlike most butterflies, moths are fairly obliging creatures and generally land with their wings open, and often stay put with plenty of time to take photos. This, coupled with most moths being night-flying, makes moth-ing a particularly sociable hobby, leaving you free to spend your days exploring the District, with evenings spent at Hickatee.

National Moth Week (NMW) celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods.


National Moth Week is held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

Belize's first ever National Moth Week Event was held at Hickatee in 2013. Having recorded 52 species in just one evening, the project was expanded to the following year to a whole week of events. In 2014 there were 421 additional species photographed during the week, and in 2015 added a further 428 species!

Come and join us any time of the year, and we'll show you just how cool moths can be!

And, perhaps you can discover more species!

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