• An emerald green insect on a pink flower
  • Dr. Merrill A. Peterson will speak about why he devoted more than 10,000 hours over the last decade to write and produce his new book, “Pacific Northwest Insects.” For this field guide, Peterson traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest to photograph live insects, hiking snowfields, wading through swamps, and crawling through fields and forests in pursuit of particular species. Peterson is Professor and Chair of Biology and also the Insect Collection Curator at WWU, where he has taught various courses in entomology, ecology, and evolutionary biology since 1997. This event is part of the Western Libraries Reading Series, dedicated to showcasing the scholarly and creative work of Western faculty and staff by featuring diverse speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who are engaged in research, writing, and teaching at Western. For more information about this event, please contact Abby Koehler at abby.koehler@wwu.edu or 360-650-3342.