Insects drawing by Daniel Schellberg. Used with permission.

I walked out the front door that day with a sort of destination in mind. I wanted to walk through tall grass and see what I might see there that I wouldn’t find in the mown grass around my house. I needed to find the butterfly net my daddy had made for me. But it was used for catching many more things than its name might lead you to think. As I looked for the net I thought about: the many many grasshoppers and lightning bugs it had held for a…