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Information about the 2019 BugGuide 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.

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

Travis Owen, Contributor
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I am an enthusiast, not so much an expert. My primary interest is pollinators, particularly the Hymenoptera. I have a keen interest in anthecology, which is the study of the relationships between plants and pollinators. At its inception, anthecology was in practice a casual form of observational science although the last few decades has seen anthecology move into the lab. I practice more of the former through photography and casual observation, either dedicated or throughout my day to day. I write a blog to share my observations.
-Travis Owen