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Discussion of 2018 gathering

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Valerie G. Bugh, Contributor
Full name:
Valerie G. Bugh
City, state, country:
Texas
Biography:

I specialize in the arthropods of the Austin area, with interests in taxonomy, ecology and photography. My current activities include running the Fauna Project at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (including weekly fauna surveys during most of the year), leading insect discovery walks, teaching community/outreach entomology courses, providing insect/spider identifications, giving slideshow talks to local organizations, and studying the wildlife here in Travis county. A few of my photos have appeared in various books and other publications, and I am the author of folding waterproof pocket guides to "The Butterflies of Central Texas," "Spiders of Florida" and "Spiders of Texas." I am a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum, and sometimes participate in activities with the Capital Area Master Naturalists (although I am not a member).

My images are all taken with a Pentax Optio 555 digital camera. Sometimes I use a flashlight or other light source because the flash doesn't work any more on my camera. I don't use a tripod, but do rest the camera on convenient objects (rocks, walls, trees, my foot...) when longer exposures are needed.
Signature:
Valerie G.