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Calendar of Events

The following events may be of interest to BugGuide members.

Events in 2015

March 28, 2015
Day of Insects, Ames, Iowa (three BugGuide-related presentations on the roster!)

April 18-20, 2015
The Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts.

June 12-14, 2015
Mothapalooza!, West Portsmouth, Ohio. Mothing, diurnal field trips, workshops, keynote presentations and camaraderie.

July 17-26, 2015
Spiders and Their Relatives, Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. Field identification, taxonomy, ecology and behavior, utilizing the rich and intensively studied spider fauna found in the Chiricahua Mountain area of southeastern Arizona. Also hunt for other arachnids frequenting the area including scorpions, solpugids and whip scorpions.

Events in 2014

October 11, 2014
Hokie BugFest, Blacksburg, Virginia
The fourth annual Hokie BugFest will be held on October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. This free festival features a live Bug Zoo, a haunted Bug House, luminescent bugs, games, crafts, and eye-catching exhibits. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, watch cockroach races, try on a beekeeper’s suit, observe a live silkworm exhibit, and meet the HokieBird. This is a fun and educational event for the entire family.

March 9, 2014
BugGuide Symposium (PDF flyer), Des Moines, Iowa
Concurrent with Entomological Society of America North Central Branch Annual Meeting

March 29, 2014
Day of Insects, Ames, Iowa

June 4-7, 2014
2014 BugGuide Gathering, Charles City, Virginia

July 19-27, 2014
National Moth Week