Thank you to our Sponsors and Vendors

If you are interested in becoming a Mothapalooza Sponsor or Vendor, please send a message to us at mothapalooza@gmail.com. Information is on the form below.

Our Sponsors are key to bringing together far-ranging natural history enthusiasts to learn about a topic that should be of great interest to all: moths. Moths, and their caterpillars, are beautiful, interesting, and ecologically important. This conference provides a unique opportunity for birders, plant enthusiasts, and butterfliers to learn about a fascinating but little known facet of the natural world.

A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Ohio Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Fund

One Again, the Ohio Division of Wildlife generously sponsors our event!

This project is supported by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Fund. The Division of Wildlife is dedicated to conserving and improving the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats, and promoting their use and appreciation by people so that these resources continue to enhance the quality of life for all Ohioans.

The Division also provides excellent resources and information for nature-lovers everywhere; you can find species lists, field guides, educator resources and more on this page.

Crane Hollow Preserve

Crane Hollow Preserve is a privately owned, dedicated state nature preserve in the heart of the Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio. The late William and Jane Ann Ellis founded the nonprofit organization Crane Hollow, Inc. in 1980 to establish a permanent nature preserve for the plants, animals, and natural communities of the Crane Hollow watershed to be used by future generations for scientific study and educational programming. Thanks to their diligent work, 1,300 acres of the 1,960 acres owned by Crane Hollow, Inc. are dedicated as a state nature preserve by ODNR, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. 
The preserve is part of the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, with elevations from 780 feet – 1,140 feet. Its rugged vertical cliffs, reentrant caves, and deep ravines are formed in Black Hand Sandstone. Scientific research is an important part of Crane Hollow’s program with published reports completed on the preserve’s geology, vascular plants, fungi, lichens, breeding birds, and insects. Crane Hollow has also supported an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory since 2002 and as of December 2014, over 9,240 species have been identified at the preserve.

The purpose of The Ohio Lepidopterists society is to promote interest in the butterflies, skippers and moths of Ohio and neighboring states by engaging in activities designed to increase the general knowledge of the butterflies, skippers and moths, by disseminating scientific information on the Lepidoptera, by encouraging conservation of wildlife in general and of Lepidoptera in particular, and by achieving closer cooperation and understanding among all lepidopterists so that they may work together in the common cause of furthering the appreciation of Lepidoptera. The Ohio Lepidopterists is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Ohio.

The Ohio Leps not only support Mothapalooza financially, but also with several members who serve as Field Guides. 

National Moth Week is a global celebration of moths and biodiversity. The organization brings together everyone interested in moths to celebrate these amazing insects. Every year, on the last full week of July, groups and individuals from all the over the world spend some time during looking for moths and sharing what they’ve found. Getting involved during National Moth Week is easy: attend a National Moth Night event, start an event, join friends and neighbors to check porch lights from time to time, set up a light and see what is in your own backyard, or read literature about moths,etc. But no matter what, participate; the richness of moths is sure to fascinate. 

The Midwest Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional naturalists, botanists, teachers, researchers, gardeners, birders, and others who share a deep appreciation for our native flora and fauna.

Their mission is to promote awareness of the importance of native plants and the wildlife that depend on them, within biologically diverse ecosystems and in our own home landscapes.

In support of this mission, they host The Midwest Native Plant Conference annually and donate funds to conservation projects and organizations that are working to preserve native plant communities. 

Our 2019 Vendors

Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art will be returning as a Vendor this year. Linnea’s work aims to shed light on our favorite tiny creatures and the large impact they have on our world. Come and see her quality ceramic pieces that are as whimsical as they are functional. 

Native plants galore! Natives in Harmony is always one of our most popular vendors. Native plants and native insects go hand in hand of course. Enjoy Gale’s wonderful exhibit and grow your own caterpillar heaven at home. 

Hillside Herbs is that and so much more! Visit the link to view Deborah’s amazing moth paintings that she will have for sale. She will even custom-paint your favorite moth for you! 

Christina Hollering Art is back for 2019! Christina Hollering is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Indianapolis, Indiana. She currently works in both paper cutting and printmaking. Inspiration for her work comes from the science fiction genre, entomology, hiking trips, and exploring the backyard with her children. Her current series of linocuts illustrates the life cycles of insects native to the Midwest with an emphasis on moths and butterflies. Her hope is to educate, inspire, and spark an interest in the viewer to protect and preserve the world around them starting with their own backyards.

One of Julie’s lovely felt creations!

FELTED NATUREis creating some gorgeous felted pieces for the conference. This is but one example! If you just can’t wait and must have one now, you can contact Julie Davis by email at feltednature@insight.rr.com