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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 23 and a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. I have loved insects and nature my whole life. I have recently been involved with native pollinator conservation research with the UNH Bee Lab and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. I have also 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 endangered species management and native habitat restoration, and 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!

I also contribute to Bug Life Cycles and Bumblebee Watch. I am a member of the Entomological Society of America and Xerces Society.