Letting Go

After 33 years of collecting moths in the Pikes Peak Region, I finally have begun to let it go to the C. P. Gillette Museum in Fort Collins at Colorado State University. The first installment, 36 drawers of mostly Noctuidae (the owlet moths) were shrink-wrapped and dispatched on August 29. One drawer is shown here.9.jpg

And here is the first load.IMG_2410.jpg

And in their new home.Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 10.46.16 AM.png

Many more to go in the next few weeks. Sad to see them go, but I know that they’re in a better place. (!)

Author: Samuel A. Johnson

This blog is about hiking, thinking, and writing.

2 thoughts on “Letting Go”

  1. Congratulations, Sam! And thanks for your contributions to understanding our planet. – Sean

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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