The spring WES meeting was held on April 27th, 2014 at the Schmeeckle Nature Center in Stevens Point, WI. While collecting had been planned on, Mother Nature had other things in mind. The weather was a rainy 40F, which dampened the enthusiasm for collecting, but didn’t stop a number of WES members from making the trek up to Stevens Point. It was an informal meeting, and plenty of stories and plans for the coming collecting season were shared.
The one formal presentation came from WES President, Kyle Johnson. In late April, Kyle and Les Ferge had been doing some collecting in the Baraboo Hills west of Devil’s Lake State Park. On two different nights, an Appalachian species (Lithophane querquera) was collected, which represents a new find in the state! The next closest find recorded on the moth photographer’s group is from southern Indiana.