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Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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

Mark Swanson, Contributor
Contact information is available on the Swanson Media Web site.

I'm an occasional nature photographer interested in all animal subjects, especially birds, insects and spiders. Please visit Swanson Media Photography to view my photographs and request image licenses. I'm also the creator of the Web site The Antlion Pit: A Doodlebug Anthology and its companion DVD Antlion Safari. I have a master's degree in film/video production. Selected photo/video publication credits:
  • Animal Planet Report. Antlion video footage used for cable television program broadcast March 29, 2006.
  • Animal Tool Behavior: The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals, 2nd Ed. Benjamin Beck, Robert Shumaker and Kristina Walkup. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Features my photo of a Green Heron bait fishing.
  • Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (via Karo Group), Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. Blackpoll Warbler photo used for interactive kiosk display, 2006.