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Southwestern Pennsylvania

My name is Jennifer and I live in Southwestern Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. I'm not studying entomology, nor am I any sort of expert. I'm a lifelong animal lover and it's evolved into a wary romance with bugs. I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a little frightened of anything with more than 4 legs, but I'm the type of person who'll go out of her way to catch and release. You name it, I'm going to save it if it needs saving. Even if I'm petrified because it's stuck in my hair, I'll get it in a jar and outside somehow. I have a basic little kodak digital camera that I often aim poorly. I've cut more heads off than the Queen of Hearts. When I first got my camera, I began taking (poor) pictures of what I saw most; my pets, and a lot of bugs. I'm happy now that I can take pictures of my new friends and look close up without anyone getting hurt.

My newest pride and joy is a crop of wandering glider naiads that live in my now stagnant swimming pool. Like a proud mother, I've taken way too many pics and I've posted a few on the site. I'm especially intruiged by such a glorious creature emerging from a small, somewhat unattractive shell.