Greg Lasley Curator

Birder for 40+ years and retired law enforcement officer. I am now mainly a wildlife photographer and naturalist, who is interested in dragonflies and damselflies, herps, leps, as well as birds, and pretty much any critters that allow themselves to be photographed. I sometimes sell images to various publications, but most of my photography these days is just for my own enjoyment and for iNat! I sometimes refer to myself as a "Birder Gone Bad" since after many years of focusing on birds, I went over to the "dark side" and have been studying and photographing dragonflies and damselflies since about 2000. I am an active member of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas and have served on the executive council of that organization. I am also a member of the Odonata Survey of Texas. A number of my odonate images will be found in Paulson's odonate guides as well as "Dragonflies of Texas" by John Abbott which was published in early 2015. I also vett odonate records on OdonataCentral for the south central U.S. as well as on Bugguide. I worked with the curation of odonate specimens for several years as a volunteer at the University of Texas Insect Collection under the direction of Dr. John Abbott. I do not have a scientific background or degree in any natural history subjects, but am strictly an interested layman who has been at this sort of thing for a long time! I live in Dripping Springs, Texas, which is about 15 miles west of Austin.

In the birding world, I co-authored (with Chuck Sexton aka gcwarbler) the Texas column for the publication "North American Birds" for 18 years as well as serving on the ABA Checklist Committee for two terms and as the Secretary of the Texas Bird Records Committee for almost 20 years. Between 1985-2005 I led birding tours part time for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. As a bird tour leader and on my own I have been very fortunate to do quite a bit of birdwatching all over North America, Mexico and Central America as well as parts of South America. I've made more than a dozen trips to Antarctica as a bird guide. I have been lucky enough to visit all 50 states in the U.S., as well as 49 foreign countries. I enjoy natural history subjects and sharing them with others.
My main photo website is at:
http://www.greglasley.com/
I have been fortunate enough to have several thousand images published in hundreds of books, magazines, calendars, and other media over the years. A list of many of these publications may be found on my website at:
http://www.greglasley.com/content/copyrightinfo.html
and a list of publications and articles I have authored or co-authored may be found at:
http://greglasley.com/content/publications.html
The longer I have observed nature the more I realize how little I know.

My email is glasley at earthlink dot net if someone wants to get in touch.

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