People are often surprised when they learn that I have a PhD in systematic entomology, and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. I'm a classic multipotentialite (thank you, Emilie Wapnick). Photography has not only been essential for teaching, learning and doing science, it is my art. One of the side benefits of biodiversity gardening is that native plants are photogenic. They are infinitely more beautiful than most alien garden plant species that have been selectively bred by humans (and, they attract the brilliant six-legged animals...) Let me introduce you to my subjects, and my science-based art.