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Upcoming Events

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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Matt Goff, Contributor
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Sitka, Alaska

My formal training is in math and statistics. I formerly taught math (and a little statistics) at a small liberal arts college that has now closed its doors. Currently I pay the bills by working as a statistical consultant. However, my avocation (which I probably spend more time at) is natural history. I consider myself an aspiring naturalist with a desire to learn as much as I can about my place.

I appreciate the opportunity that provides for people such as myself, with little or no training, to get help with identifying the creatures that share the world with us.

In recent years I've been working on the development of a natural history wiki for Southeast Alaska