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Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award

Supporting the future of Lepidoptera conservation.

The application period for the 2021 DeWind awards is now closed. Award winners will be announced in the spring of 2021.

For more information about the DeWind Award, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

You can read more about previous awardees here.

Joan Mosenthal DeWind's Legacy

Joan Mosenthal DeWind was a pioneering member of the Xerces Society. A psychiatric social worker by profession, she was also an avid butterfly gardener and an accomplished amateur lepidopterist. Her contributions of time, organizational expertise, and financial support were essential to the early growth and success of the Xerces Society, and helped found a robust organization that continued to expand in the decades since and become a conservation leader. Joan also had a keen interest in young people, supporting what became the Young Entomologists’ Society. In Joan’s memory, Bill DeWind established this student research endowment fund. The Xerces Society administers two $3,750 awards each year for research into Lepidoptera conservation.