About the Authors
Surveying the moths of Block Island has been a passion project of mine for the last several years. I began regularly photographing moths in 2014 with no prior experience, and within a few years, photographing, identifying, collecting, and studying moths became my primary preoccupation. I am now a masters student at the University of Delaware writing my thesis about how urbanization shapes moth community composition in and around Boston and Providence. I intend to pursue a PhD next, most likely working on moth systematics.
Nigel Grindley is an emeritus professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. He and his wife Cathy Joyce are year-round residents of Block Island. I met them in 2015 after Nigel and I found out about our shared interest in moths through BugGuide. Nigel began photographing moths in 2014, around the same time I did and has collaborated with me in surveying the moths of Block Island since the beginning of the project.