Santa Clarita and Northern Los Angeles County Area Butterfly and Moth Site
Los Angeles Natural History Museum 20th Annual Bug Fair 5-20-2006
I finally managed to make it to one of these events, and although I only went the
first day (it runs both days, Saturday and Sunday). I got to see a lot, visit
with a number of fellow buggers, and even take a few pictures in the process...
These are largely unsorted and text-less but should hopefully provide a taste of the
sights and atmosphere of the event. Access to the rest of the Museum's exhibits
are included with the $9 admission, but only the Bug Fair images are posted here.
These are shots of the crowds and spaces provided...
Here are a number of shots of the booths (tables) that the vendors set
up. There were many, many specimens, books, trinkets - just about
everything imaginable - on display and for sale...
Ahhh yes, there was Lepidoptera. Lots and lots of them. Everything from
common California species, to worldwide species which are now protected
or even extinct. The rare and protected species were from old
collections, and were captured at a time before the top enemies of
our world Leps (pollution and land development) reduced or
exterminated their populations.
There were many other bugs to be found as well. Here a few of displays. Note the
huge size of some of them!