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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 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

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Robin McLeod, Contributing Editor
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Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada

contributor since 20 November 2004; contributing editor since 2 January 2005

My interest in nature began in high school when I became a birdwatcher, then branched into wildflowers and trees a few years later. I only began photographing bugs on a regular basis after "permanently borrowing" my brother's digital camera in the summer of 2003. Since 2005 I've concentrated more on shooting moths close to home, partly because I'm sort of a night hawk, and partly because the cost of gas has led me to cut back on road trips.

I have a degree in zoology but for the past several years have been teaching computer applications and doing desktop publishing/graphic design part-time at a community centre.