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

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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

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The Longs, Contributor
City, state, country:
The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas

Not native Texans, we became interested in discovering the ecosystem and biodiversity in our backyard when our daughter was studying this in science class. Now, our family, (pictured above) is trying to identify, photograph and classify every living thing in our backyard. This backyard is in a suburb that has tried to retain the forest that was here, and backs up to a utility district managed drainage, which is really like a creek with ponds. This gives us an amazing amount of things to work with! We started out as complete beginners. However, line upon line, we're making progress, and developing a fun family hobby in the meantime.

Thanks for your patience with our fuzzy photos and obvious questions.