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— Bryan

Bryan's Calendar of Events

Bryan’s public events will be somewhat limited in 2020 because he’ll be in the field a lot chasing birds and insects, and in the office making progress on his book (at least he hopes so).

More events are on the way.

Euphydryas phaeton (Baltimore Checkerspot) by Bryan Pfeiffer

Field Photography for Entomologists

January 18 McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Gainesville, Florida

Entomologists need not purchase expensive photography gear to capture compelling images for use in presentations or publications. This session will cover the essentials for field photography with ordinary point-and-shoot cameras. From cerci to setae, you’ll be shocked to see what these cameras can “expose." This will be a presentation for the annual conference of the Center for Systematic Entomology. Read more »

Green Jay by Bryan Pfeiffer

Rice, Beans and Texas Birds

March 21 North Branch Nature Center Montpelier, VT

Save the date for this fundraiser to benefit the youth birding team heading to the Rio Grande Valley for Great Texas Birding Classic. During this trip, the young birders compete alongside other youth teams from around the country. Bryan will offer a talk and slide, and the youth birders will serve up a rice-and-beans supper to raise funds for the adventure. Stay tuned for details.

Dragonflies and Damselflies: A Field Course

July 10-12 Montpelier, Vermont $425

This three-day seminar presents range of skills and ideas necessary to discover, identify and enjoy dragonflies and damselflies (order Odonata). Lecture topics include anatomy, taxonomy and ecology. In the field, we will cover practical skills for locating and identifying members of nearly every odonate family on the continent. Designed for beginning and advancing odonatologists, and for collectors and observers alike, the course will include catch-and-release identification, specimen collection and curation, basic nymph identification, and (for those interested) field photography. Brought to you by Biodiversity University. Read more »