We opened ticket sales this morning at 8:00 am EST and have already received stacks of registrations. I’m so excited! Register yourself here:
The event website is here:
*update 3:45pm: and just like that, half the spaces are already filled.
I am pleased to announce that BugShot, our humble insect photography event from last summer, is poised to expand into a series of courses & workshops. For starters, this means two things:
- The 2012 BugShot summer workshop now has a time and a place: the magical Archbold Biological Station in Florida, August 23-26.
- BugShot now has a dedicated web page, bugshot.net.
Registration for the summer course opens March 1st.
Welcome to 2012! You look like you need something to read:
- The always-thoughtful Marlene Zuk weighs in on the semantics of insect slavery.
- Ever had that eerie feeling you’re being followed by a dragonfly? Chris Goforth examines the science.
- Fireflies. Wow.
- Rob Dunn 0, Kangaroo 1
- Ed Yong’s best science reporting of 2011 contains a suspiciously high representation of insects.
- I’ve started uploading insect photographs from Australia. I’ll be blogging some of these here and over at Compound Eye, but in the meantime consider these a preview. Plenty more to come.
Also, we have a date and place for this year’s BugShot insect photography workshop: 23-26 August at the Archbold Biological Station in Florida. Full details & registration information will be posted by February; consider this a pre-announcement.
am wrapping up closing details on my way home from a smashingly successful bug photo workshop. A tremendous group of people!
I’ll blog BugShot in detail later. In the meantime, the words and pictures of others who attended:
- Fall to Climb
- Beetles in the Bush (1)
- Beetles in the Bush (2)
- Worm Salad (1)
- Worm Salad (2)
- BugShot 2011 Flickr Pool
update: home, at last! Two more:
Our Labor Day weekend insect photo workshop is fast approaching, and the final logistical details are falling into place. I’m excited! The venue is gorgeous and staffed by exceptionally friendly people, my co-instructors John and Thomas are among my personal photographic heroes, and the attendees I’ve met are bright, lovely people. It’s going to be an amazing event!
I’ve emailed the following information to all participants, but just in case it didn’t go through I’m posting the program and other details here:
Also, a map of BugShot attendees:
The cabins are clean and comfortable, the meeting room is spacious and airy, the surrounding prairies are in full bloom, and the ponds are positively buzzing with dragonflies. Those of you attending will receive updated information from us shortly. Those of you not attending should register: we have 3 spaces remaining 2 spaces remaining 1 space remaining.
And for everyone else, some snapshots from today:
I am particularly excited to have James and Ted on hand, as both are superb field naturalists with years of experience in the habitats we’ll be exploring. For example, James is an expert on the Ants of Missouri, and Ted is… well, I presume you all read Beetles in the Bush. Right?
Ted will also be organizing a panel discussion on photography-in-social-media, a programmatic addition once we realized many participants are also bloggers.
Here is a map of BugShot attendees as of this afternoon (as drawn by TicketLeap):
The event will be held in St. Louis, and registrants predictably cluster near the center of the continent. Oddly, none of the registrants are from Missouri itself. Is Shaw not exotic enough to attract locals? Or am I drawing too many conclusions from a small sample size?