Eric R. Eaton

Joined: Aug 04, 2012 Last Active: Oct 24, 2020

Writer and entomologist, lead author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (2007), and co-author of the second edition of Insects Did It First (2018) with Gregory S. Paulson. Currently living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. I have a strong interest in preserving biodiversity in urban and suburban settings, and initiating an international "rights to nature" movement. Non-human species, and natural ecosystems, will never have rights until we recognize that our species has a right to a planet with its full complement of other species.

NOTE: One location where I have made a great many observations, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, east of the end of Pikes Peak Avenue, has been bulldozed to make way for a new housing development. It is an old landfill that was restoring itself as a shortgrass prairie with two watercourses along its edges. I cannot communicate how devastating this is, as I documented over 750 taxa of animal life there, within easy walking distance of my home. Now, in this pandemic, I have nowhere to go. My wife and I have only one vehicle between us, which she needs for work. I have barely gone outside the entire summer of 2020 and I do not have optimism things will change anytime soon.

We must begin protecting wild locations within urban and suburban settings, and say no to developers whose only interest is monetary profit and "growth."

Please consider following my "Bug Eric" blog, and/or my Flickr photostream.

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