Marian Lyman Kirst

Courtesy Alina Garner Photography

Courtesy Alina Garner Photography

 
 

I am a Billings, Montana-based entomologist, photographer and writer with a background in environmental science, journalism, and natural history education.

My mission is to share my excitement for insects and their kin by blending art, science, and writing in ways that celebrate and communicate the beauty, ingenuity, and diversity of the invertebrate world. My hope is that my images inspire others to get curious, get out there, and learn what they can about these marvelous creatures.

If a person is willing to hang a photo of many legged beastie in their house as art, they may then be more tolerant of and curious about the mini beasts with which they daily cross paths. This is the goal.