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

I've devoted 7 years to finding and photographing the moths of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota (2011-17), and am now in my 6th year doing the same in eastern Washington (2017-2023).

I hold three degrees in biology, and have published in the areas of ornithology, herpetology and entomology (1978-95). In my 'past lives,' I was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Biology at CSU, Bakersfield (1986-92), and then an Associate Professor of Humanities and Biology in the Integrated Studies program at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (1992-2014). In that interdisciplinary program, one modeled after The Evergreen State College, I enjoyed the always creative task of co-developing and co-teaching novel courses that integrated an evolutionary understanding of Biology as well as other sciences with a 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 I 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