As a kid, I used to catch bugs of all sorts. Mainly butterflys and caterpillars, but other things from time to time. I would make little homemade bug houses out of empty 2 liter soda bottles…furnishing them with lots of little twigs, leaves and rocks, so the bugs would feel at home. I also had a real affinity for frogs and turtles. Still do. To this day, they are two of my favorite animals. I can remember using Mom and Dad’s coolers to make turtle and frog habitats, and filling the garage with all of my captive little creatures. One of the coolest things was getting to watch the cycle of caterpillar to butterfly take place, step by step.
I suppose the only thing that has changed from then is that I don’t actually keep the captured little critters…not like I used to anyway. I keep them a different way, in a photo. I love almost everything about nature. (Except ticks, I still haven’t figured out their purpose on this earth…other than to annoy the crap out of me)
So if you’ve been wondering why I take so many bug photos (or nature photos in general), that is why. The name of my blog is “just being me” afterall… and this is what I do.