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Molly Jacobson, Contributor
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Molly Jacobson
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Merrimack, NH, USA

Hi, my name is Molly, I am a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Wildlife & Conservation Biology, and a current graduate student at SUNY ESF in Conservation Biology. I have loved insects and nature my whole life. My current research focuses on restored wetlands as pollinator refuges, and my undergraduate research focused on bumblebee declines with the UNH Bee Lab. I have also done pollinator surveying for the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and helped Don Chandler in organizing the UNH Insect Collection. Additionally, I am interested in avian conservation and am an avid birdwatcher. Part of my career focus is environmental outreach and education, as I believe it is a crucial component of conservation, so I conduct outreach whenever possible, to a wide variety of audiences. My hope is to have a career in invertebrate conservation and to study multitrophic interactions in native ecosystems, and I would like to continue to share my passion for insects and nature with others through photography and writing, to inspire the next generation of nature stewards.

The majority of my photos have been taken with a Panasonic point-and-shoot. As of May 2017 I have a Canon Rebel T7i, and as of June 2018 I have a 60mm macro lens, but I may also use my Sony camcorder or phone camera.

I realize that some of my photos (from about 2012 and earlier) are far too light- it was a problem with my computer monitor. I am going through and fixing any that I see. I apologize for the inconvenience!

If you would like to use my photos, especially my pollinator photos, please email me. I have a larger selection of bee/wasp pictures than are on BugGuide, and I am happy to provide any of them for use in outreach with credit.