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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

Previous events

Pamela Cowart-Rickman, Contributor
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I have a degree in Biology with emphasis in ecology and taxonomy. Vet tech and licensed raptor rehabilitator out of college.
MFA Graphic Design working as a professional photographer and graphic designer for Washington College on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
I've always explored and photographed the natural world since a child in the mountains of North Carolina. My interest shifted to insects in grad school. My favorites are damselflies, flower flies, dragonflies, robber flies, and tiger beetles . I'm particularly interested in insects as indicators of biome health.
Pamela Cowart-Rickman