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Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from 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

Alysa Joaquin, Contributor
Full name:
Alysa Joaquin
City, state, country:
Austin, TX USA

Polymer engineer/chemist in the Austin, TX area, originally from Seattle, with a background in chemical engineering, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

Lifelong naturalist: started with arthropods and marine inverts in elementary school and went from there. Texas Master Naturalist (Lost Pines chapter, class of 2017), volunteer with Travis Audubon.

I'm evangelical about citizen science and am a heavy iNaturalist user, currently the admin of the iNaturalist project for Travis Audubon's Baker Sanctuary. Passionate about science and natural history museums and the role they play in engaging the public with the natural world.