Tanzania: Insects – The Right Choice

Submitted by Garrison Piel on the 2020 winter session program in Tanzania sponsored by the Department of  Entomology and Wildlife Ecology…

The insects here in Tanzania have been incredible. I am a wildlife ecology and conservation and insect ecology and conservation double major, and have been focusing primarily on the insect side of my studies. That is what I plan to pursue in graduate school after all. However, for the first couple weeks of this program, I’ve been wondering if I had been making the right choice. Wildlife seemed more and more appealing with every beautiful mammal and bird we saw. Once we started to see the amazing insects Africa had to offer though, like these mating citrus swallowtails, I knew I had made the right choice.

Mating citrus swallowtails