We think that it’s safe to say that most people are familiar with the holiday Mother’s Day, but we’re pretty confident that few people are familiar with Moth-er Day — a day that’s dedicated to moths, and the people who collect them. Yes, we know that you’re probably surprised that there is a holiday dedicated to moths, but here we are.
On this day, people all over the world take the time to learn more about these winged creatures, share their love of moths with other people, and network with other moth lovers. If moth collectors and lovers are also mothers, then two holidays can be knocked off the calendar in one fell swoop on this day that’s observed annually on March 14th.
The History Of Moth-er Day
At this time, we’re unsure who invented Moth-er Day or when they invented it. All that we know is that this person probably liked a good pun or two because they decided to place this holiday near Mother’s Day. Yes, they probably think that they’re pretty clever. We will continue to search for the origins of this holiday and if we find anything new then we’ll let y’all know.
Some Quick Facts About Moths
Below are some quick facts about moths that we feel everyone will appreciate. Although most people think of moths as uglier butterflies, there are actually a few things about them that make them pretty special in their own right. Let’s look at some of these facts below.
- Although people think moths fly at night, there are actually a lot of moth species that fly during the day.
- The presence or absence of moths lets scientists know if an ecosystem is doing well or not so well.
- The largest moth in the world is the Atlas Moth of Southeast Asia. It has a wingspan of over a foot.
- Moths are important pollinators.
- Moths are a food source for birds and bats and are an important part of the food chain.
- Hawk Moths can fly up to 30 miles per hour. Now that’s fast!
Observing Moth-er Day
On this day, people are encouraged to think about moths and to connect with other people who also love moths. Moths are important pollinators and we need to keep that in mind as we go about our day. We encourage everyone to also spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #MothErDay. So, let’s all come together and celebrate these amazing winged creatures.