If novelty in nature is your thing and you relish the opportunity to immerse yourself in her variety, color, shape, form and function than this presentation is for you. With 110,000 species of moth worldwide, one can be kept pretty entertained trying to get a peek into their secret lives. Under appreciated cousins of butterflies’ moths are truly the silent majority of the Stygian world. During this presentation you will learn the basics of moth biology, facts about individual species, and be provided with all the necessary tools to spend a little nocturnal time enjoying for yourself these nighttime jewels.
Blaine Rothauser is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., specializing in Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species analysis and environmental impact studies. He is a professional conservation biologist with over 26 years of experience in wetland ecology and conversation management of natural resources. Mr. Rothauser is well-versed in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP’s) Wetland, Floodplain CAFRA, Water Quality Management, Highland, and Pineland Act Rules. He has performed and overseen numerous wetlands and floodplain delineations for a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout the state. Mr. Rothauser’s primary interest is in rare species community structure as it relates to the geophysiographic provinces of New Jersey.