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Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
I'm building a digital video archive of non-game wildlife in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota--a long-term, biology education effort! I consult this forum regularly between April and October to get help with insect indentification as well as to update my meager knowledge of insect taxonomy.
Candidly, I hold three degrees in biology, have published in the areas of ornithology, herpetology and entomology (1978-95), and was, in a 'past life,' both Assistant and then Associate Professor of Biology at CSU, Bakersfield (1986-92). I left California to come to UND, Grand Forks (1992-2014) to work on the pedagogical task of developing novel courses and implementing curricula that would better integrate an evolutionary understanding of Biology with classical themes in the Humanities. Now that that task is done, and now that I am retired (2014), I can rekindle my youthful passion for zoology.
Over the last five summers (2012-2016) I've devoted considerable time and effort to capturing and photographing local moth fauna, particularly species found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. My interest in mothing has been both catalyzed and cultivated by many, many people, most of them affiliated with MPG and BG, but most notably by my friend and 'Mothing Mentor,' Gerald 'Jerry' Fauske, a Research Specialist at the North Dakota State Insect Research Collection (NDSIRC), Department of Entomology, NDSU, Fargo, ND. Together, Jerry and I spend our summers trying to learn a little more about the diverse moth fauna of North Dakota.
Associate Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Integrated Studies, Stop 7117, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-7117
Past Advisory Board Member and now Team Member with National Moth Week Staff.
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