SIERRA WOODCRAFT - beetle curiosity box - sequoia, walnut, sycamore
This fella is inspired by time is spent working for the National Park Service in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I spent the summer of my junior year in college doing insect surveys for the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Project. I hiked all over the mountains setting insect traps (there are many different kinds) and collecting wayward beetles and bees.
To me, insects are very secret, mysterious creatures. They’re hard to spot and survive in the most bizarre ways. I picture someone using this box to secret away little things that they treasure.