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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Bug Gathering?

Hi friends! I do not know if this is the right forum to make this inquiry…so please re-direct me if needed.

What does it take to organize a bug gathering? I got to go to the epic 2009 gathering in Washington. Now I live in the middle of a watershed, in the Oregon Cascades, at Breitenbush Hot Springs, and I am longing to share the endless hours of observation with others who are in to such things.

Perhaps there's already a gathering in the mix? If so, please let me know.

If you would like to help me plan a gathering, please get in touch. My email is

=) Best,

Leslie Hawes

I wish there had been a gathering last summer. I've hardly met anyone from BugGuide, but I'd love to get to know some poeple in person (and get pics of western bugs). Just about any time before late July sounds good to me.

Bug Gathering?
I'm interested in attending a BugSwarm if possible this year.

What does it take?
Someone who's willing to lead and make decisions! :)

The only other mention of a 2017 gathering was this post in March.

Really it just means picking a time so that people can put it on their calendars, providing some information about the area and where people can stay, and scouting out possible good spots to visit.

Info/Planning from 2015 Wisconsin
There seems to be a fair amount of organization/scheduling involved.

Here's the thread from 2015:


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