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How to Define the Creepy-Crawlies

Your guide to the orders of the insect world

Author with bumblebee.

It was 11 in the morning and we had just gotten into the woods, crumpled research permit in hand. Me and my partner in crime, er, research, Cassie, were finally putting our plans to work collecting insects in the Pisgah National Forest. It was going to be a hot, sweaty, and…




Exploring animal welfare, animal care, and the human-animal bond.

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Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen

writer. illustrator. manic collector of pens and notebooks. bug guy from North Carolina. see my work at

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