I am an entomologist/biologist currently living and working in a pollinator lab in Oregon. I am originally from Virginia, Minnesota, and moved down to St. Paul to study biology at St. Kate’s. I didn’t get really into insects until grad school at UMD, where I studied the pollinators of goldenrod and other plant-insect interactions. I began doing biological illustrations of insects in my first entomology class to learn the body parts. Insects are so intricate and I have found drawing them is a great way to learn about a species; imagine spending 15+ hours one-on-one with an insect…you tend not to forget it. I am also a novice beekeeper and have tried a handful of projects related to various hive products. This blog is intended to be both a showcase of my drawings, but also just a place to post short notes about other entomology-related things from my day-to-day. If you have suggestions or questions, please comment!