CONWAY BREWERY HELPS WITH MOTH COUNT

by Christian Mower on March 21, 2012

A CONWAY BREWERY IS HELPING CONSERVATIONISTS TAKE AN IMPORTANT SEASONAL INVENTORY OF MOTHS.

TUCKERMAN BREWING CO. SALES DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOEL SAYS SHE’S OFFERING SCIENTISTS FROM THE NORTH CONWAY BASED NATURE CONSERVANCY FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF BREWS TO HELP THEM ATTRACT MOTHS IN THE 3,000 ACRE OSSIPEE PINE BARRENS PRESERVE THAT INCLUDES PARTS OF FREEDOM, MADISON, OSSIPEE AND TAMWORTH.

THE CONSERVANCY DESCRIBES THE AREA AS A “GLOBALLY RARE TYPE OF NORTHERN PITCH PINE/SCRUB OAK PINE BARRENS… ONE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S MOST ENDANGERED LANDSCAPES” – THAT PROVIDES HABITAT FOR SEVERAL DECLINING BIRD SPECIES AND MORE THAN A DOZEN VERY RARE MOTH AND BUTTERFLY SPECIES.

THE SCIENTISTS WILL TAKE TO THE BARRENS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND MIX THE TUCKERMAN ALE WITH BANANAS TO MAKE A SUGAR BAIT MASH THEY’RE CONFIDENT WILL ATTRACT THE 4-WINGED INSECTS SO THEY CAN CAPTURE AND COUNT THEM

NOEL SAYS THE BREWERY’S CONTRIBUTION IS TYPICAL OF ITS SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PINE BARRENS AND THE WORK OF THE CONSERVANCY, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.nature.org/newhampshire.