Fred's Bughouse

is creating an insect identification service

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Fred's List members get a special email address that I will personally respond to before other requests. Whenever you have an insect you're curious or concerned about, send me an email with a photo of your bug. You will go to the front of the line for a personal response from me.




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Hi! I'm passionate about the natural world, and I'm on a mission to help people understand and appreciate every part of the life around them. I'm Fred of Fred's Bughouse, and here's my story.

When I was little my grandfather, Arthur Cushman, a noted scientific illustrator for the USDA and the Smithsonian Institution, sent me a box of insect specimens that he had just finished working on. I fell head over heels in love, first with that amazing little box of bugs, and then with every single flying or crawling thing I could find. Pretty soon I was the neighborhood's bug expert, and people would bring me caterpillars and other insects to identify.

Now, as an "adult," I am still fascinated with everything on six (or more) legs. Fred's Bughouse is simply a way to share the accumulated knowledge I have built up over a lifetime. I still do my best to identify everything the good people of my neighborhood bring to my door, only now my neighborhood is the entire world!

Thank you for being a part of this story. I deeply believe that the more people know about the world around them, the better chance we all have of keeping our planet green, healthy, and crawling with wildlife of all kinds. Join Fred's List, and your question will be the first one I see when I open my mail every morning.
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