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Carl Barrentine, Contributor
Full name:
Carl Barrentine
City, state, country:
Spokane, Washington, USA

I've devoted 7 years finding and photographing the moths of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota (2011-17), and 3 years doing the same in in eastern Washington (2017-2020).

I hold three degrees in biology, and have published in the areas of ornithology, herpetology and entomology (1978-95). In my 'past life,' I was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Biology at CSU, Bakersfield (1986-92), and then Associate Professor of Humanities and Biology in the Integrated Studies program at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (1992-2014). In that program I enjoyed the creative interdisciplinary task of developing and teaching novel courses that integrated an evolutionary understanding of Biology with variety of classical themes in the Humanities. In 2014, after my retirement from UND, I rekindled my youthful passion and curiosity for all-things-zoological, and now spend most of my time afield in the Spokane area of Washington State.

Bug Guide Contributor; Team Member, National Moth Week Staff; Volunteer Naturalist, Dishman Hills Conservancy.
"There is another world, but it is in this one." --W.B. Yeats