Burroughs Nature Club hosts expert's talk on importance of moths

Sep. 9—The Burroughs Nature Club continues to celebrate over 100 years with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, at the Willoughby United Methodist Church, 15 E. Spaulding St.

In the first in a series of monthly programs the club will welcome Jim McCormac, for years a botanist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a co-author of "Birds of Ohio," according to a news release.

Now, following the recent book "Gardening with Moths," McCormac is coming to present a program entitled "Mysterious Moths — Growing the Darker Side of Butterflies."

Moths overwhelm butterflies in species diversity and sheer numbers. They play an enormous role in the pollination of native plants and are often far more interesting than butterflies, both visually and behaviorally, the release stated.

"This talk will be a pictorial journey into an intriguing and little known world that unfolds all around us," the club stated in the release. "We can greatly benefit our ecosystem by 'moth-gardening' in our yards.'

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a social time with coffee/tea and desserts, followed by the program. Guests and new members are always welcome, the release noted.

For further information, email secretary@burroughsnatureclub.org. Obtain membership information at www.burroughsnatureclub.org.