JimThis website was begun back in the 1990s by Jim Conrad, who has been building it and keeping it going until now. That's Jim at the left. Nowadays Jim is past 70 years old and hopes that others will take over the website, keep it going, and improve it, as explained on our Help Page.

Over the years, Bea Laporte in Ontario, Canada, has helped with the site by pointing out typing errors in Jim's Newsletters and on web pages. Also -- using nature study techniques described at this web site -- Bea has become an exceptionally good, self-taught insect identifier. That's Bea below. You might enjoy reviewing these excellent pages, all text and photos produced by Bea: