For the love of moth snowstorms

the_moth_snowstorm_for_web_df271fb2-a6f7-4703-9f9a-23ea2dbb7f70_1024x1024A public service announcement: I wrote about Michael McCarthy’s necessary book The Moth Snowstorm for Humans and Nature. I hope you’ll pop over and read it.

Biophilia must be political.

2 Responses to “For the love of moth snowstorms”


  1. 1 elwnyc November 22, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I remember seeing lots of fireflies and bats in our back yard as a child in New Jersey. We used to catch the fireflies and put them in jars as lanterns (though they were always released before we went in to bed). My impression is that there weren’t very many the last time I was there about 10 years ago. I suppose this is just another example of our loss.

    • 2 mthew November 22, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Both fireflies and bats have declined, bats especially so with white-nose syndrome but also because of all the other ills loss of habitat, destruction of food species, poison. Japan has the best records for fireflies and has seen a precipitous decline in the last 100 years; here in the US the decline isn’t been as well documented scientifically, because nobody was paying attention, but it certainly is known anecdotally.


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