For my senior project I have created an illustrated educational book about arthropods of the American Northeast. It’s a fact about me that’s usually received poorly by people, I’m fascinated and enamored by armored invertebrates. Beetles, moths, centipedes, millipedes, isopods, crabs, and spiders. I feel that much of the stigma levied against these pillars of the ecosystem comes from what people simply don’t know about them. It is my hope that through art and straight forward education, people may come to love these strange and numerous animals as I do.