In case you’re interested in following the project in other places I recently released two pieces: One with some fun facts on North American native bees for Mother Nature News and another detailing some of the wonderful challenges of identifying North American Native Bees for National Geographic’s Voices Blog. Check them out if you have time! And if you’re interested in older posts visit the “In the News” page.

Where has the summer gone? One of the frustrations of being an insect photographer is the inevitable end-of-season blues, when the cooler temperatures blow in and remove almost all traces of your favorite subject matter. Although we still have some time left for summer here in South Carolina, the first signs of the season’s wind down have begun. The katydids are quieting down at night and the field crickets have begun to hint at their end of season song. I no longer hear the frogs singing in the…

I’m proud to share that I’m currently finalizing the artwork for a beautiful new indoor and outdoor exhibition featuring native North American bees and other pollinators at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The exhibition, which is being by a partnership between Clemson University and RMSC, will feature six large panels at 48″ x 36″h and 15 additional images that will be displayed inside the center’s education building.

While shooting for National Geographic in San Francisco last week,┬áNeil Losin and I hoped to find a beautiful endemic and very rare damselfly known as the San Francisco Forktail Damselfly (Ishnura gemina). One of the primary sites that it lives in is essentially a ditch on the side of the road near Fort Point. Unfortunately, we didn’t find flying adults because it is a bit early in the season. Instead, I turned my focus on the many bumble bees (dark color form of Bombus melanopygus) that were busy…