...in our lives. They travel with us everywhere. Adding a new field guide to our collection is always an occasion, but the arrival of the new Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America by David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie is extra exciting. I live with a bug photographer and his name is among the photo credits in this guide.
The field guide is a beauty. We found Harvey's photo of the Rusty Tussock moth in the book and then I made him pose with the book for a photo which I promptly posted on Facebook. The photo above is of me holding the guide.
Bug photography amazes me. It takes a kind of patience that I can't begin to imagine. Just watching him work and engage with everything around him is inspiring. That energy influences my work.
On a recent walk I saw something flying across the road.
I pointed. "There goes a beetle, I think."
"A dung beetle!" H said, darting off.
Check out his photos of that beetle. They're incredible. The last one is absolutely breathtaking.