Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. Basically I went to Bug Shot 2016 in Austin and came back feeling overwhelmed. There's something about 4000+ photos waiting to be edited that makes me want to curl up a ball and cry.
I had a great and will be posting the best images I took while I was there. I got to meet Alex Wild which was probably the main reason that I went, and look forward to attending more Bug Shots in the future.
In a way my trip was a bit of a bust, as far as goals I wanted to achieve. I didn't really get to do any anting because I was too busy learning all the cool stuff my camera can do. Also I finally know what it feels like to be in a room with people spouting out scientific names... and not knowing any of them! When I went to Arizona I was in a course for ant people so we were all on the same page. A lot of the other students though were general Entomology majors fluent in the world of Spiders, Bugs, Beetles, and the more common insect families.
One night I had to turn in early because my eyes were bothering me. Something about being in a room with 30+ flash bulbs going off all at once didn't agree with me. And the last two nights I was in Texas it rained.
I'll post more about my trip at a later date though.