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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

E Moon, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Central Texas
Biography:

We are doing wildlife management and prairie restoration on about 80 acres. More about this project is on my website (reorganization of the "land" section is underway; there are lots of pictures in the photo section.) My biology background wasn't heavy on invertebrates, but I'm learning as fast as I can. Basically, if it's out there, I'm interested--plants, animals, rocks (with fossils, o boy!) and all. I enjoy photography at every level from quick snapshots (what's that? Take its picture and find out later when I can get to books and the internet) to careful studies of birds, flowers, insects, etc.

One of my projects is a photographic record of everything living on the place, year around. So far, I've photographed a mere 230 or so species of the animals from ticks to ringtailed cats, and don't have a count of how many plants. This is clearly more than I can accomplish in the rest of my life, since I may never *find* everything living on the place, but...I'll never be bored.

Eventually I hope to write a book about the process of small-acreage restoration.