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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

Rob Curtis, Contributor
Full name:
Rob Curtis
City, state, country:
Chicago
Biography:

Although I specialize in bird photography, I like to try to shoot every living thing I encounter and then try to identify it. Now I have over 5000 species, with over 3000 being Arthropods, which I am concentrating on now. I like to photograph things just where I find them in the natural habitat, disturb them as little as possible and leave them there. I was always interested in insects since early childhood as long as I can remember. It is still rare that when I go out that I don't find new species, only one today, but about 5 yesterday. Such endless diversity!