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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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.

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Jennifer Thompson, Contributor
Full name:
Jennifer Thompson
City, state, country:
Wimberley, TX, US

I have two degrees in biology and biotechnology and studied microbiology, though I work as a chemist for the Texas Department of State Health Services Laboratory in Austin, Texas. I am also a mom of two, a naturalist, a gardener, amateur photographer, and a hiker (among many other outdoor activities). My family lives on about 3 acres in the Texas hill country, and we try to document as many native species as we can, with pictures and videos. It's been a great project and we have photographs/video of over 200 species and counting!