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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

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Brenda Van Ryswyk, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Brenda Van Ryswyk
City, state, country:
Halton Region, Ontario, Canada

Work in the environmental field as a Natural Heritage Ecologist with a Conservation Authority. I spend most of my time in Halton Region, Hamilton Region and Waterloo Region. Odes and leps are a obsessive hobby for me that also adds value to my professional work. At work I mostly am focused on plants and salamanders. I am now also learning to identify bumblebees and have interest in our native pollinators. I have given many presentations and talks on odonata, pollinators, and gardening for wildlife to our local communities, naturalist club and others. I have had a long time obsession with photography.