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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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

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

Photos of 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

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Kurt Mead, Contributor
6388 Lax Lake Rd
Finland MN 55603
City, state, country:
Finland, Minnesota, Lake County

I am an enthusiastic amateur Odonatologist living in NE MN near Lake Superior. Teaching and speaking about dragonflies is one of my favorite things to do. I started the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project in 2006 and I hosted the first ever Bug Guide warm in 2007. My field guide, Dragonflies of the North Woods, won the 2004 National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature Guidebook Category.

I am lucky enough to live in a very under-surveyed region of North America, so new Odonate finds are a constant possibility!

My wife (a naturalist), two daughters and I live in the woods and are 'homesteading' and attempting to live a 'simple' life (which is always quite complicated!).