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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

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

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Karen Campbell, Contributor
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

I am an amateur naturalist who started with love of outdoors and has advanced from identifying birds, plants, through butterflies. I had early interests in photography too, but with binoculars and tripod, I fell behind on camera technology. My interests converged in 2009 when I bought my first digital SLR and started on a mission to identify the bees on our property in southern Lehigh County. It only took a week before I moved beyond bees. My husband, a horticulturist and specialist in native landscape and meadow design, has created a pollinator paradise on our property.

I have much to learn to improve my bug photos which I now understand to require incredible skill and patience. I am also readjusting my expectations about what I can expect to identify. Any guidance or suggestions are welcome.

Nikon D5000 with kit 55mm lens, 85mm AF-S Micro Nikkor
Karen Campbell