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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 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.

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Patrick, Contributor
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Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

I received my Masters in Education. I am now teaching at a local high school as an English teacher, though my real love is for nature. I have been collecting insects off and on since I was a child and have recently gotten back into it. I teach Mad Science to elementary kids now and do Nature Camps over the summer along with my other hobby, Shakespeare and theatre. I have lived all over the world because my father was in the US Army. Now I am stuck in NY for a while....can't wait to get back out to the southwest.