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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

Marvin Smith, Contributor
City, state, country:
Marshall, AR, USA

Marvin and Jo Smith
Rural Searcy County
Ozark Mountains, USA.

An interest in photography led to macros, which led to insects, which is leading to a desire to know more about our subjects.

Nature in the Ozarks Our blog, featuring (mostly) insects, wildflowers and other wonders of nature found in the southern Ozark Mountains.

Edit (3/6/10) by Marvin: I've changed our username to show only my name since I make all the BugGuide posts, comments, etc. and take the majority of our insect photos. (Jo is the family birder and pins down most of our wildflower IDs.) It sometimes seemed awkward when other members had to address comments and correspondence to both of us. I'll make every effort to give Jo credit when she is the photographer.