On Trying To Understand Insects

by Travis Mateer

I wanted to do some research on a very important insect poem (poem song below), but it didn’t appear the Missoula’s insectarium is open just yet. Maybe because the insect crew was hanging out in Mineral County?

I called the phone number listed on the Facebook page and, sure enough, they are expecting to be open in late September, or early October.

Isn’t this exciting? I mean, I’ve been excited about this since 2021 because insects are COOL!

But, they can also be a little brutal sometimes, as this educational poem/song helps show:

Let’s face it, after reading the first-person account of the river otter attack, lots of things in nature can be, at times, kinda hostile.

Do we need a reminder that the world isn’t a child’s story, fellow humans?

Sorry, kids, insect town is a little more complicated.

I’m working on a story for later that should be pretty interesting, so stay tuned. And if you have the ability combined with the inclination, my local journalism (and art) can be supported through Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF), or you can use the donation button at my about page.

Thanks for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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