My brother Ernie loved bugs! Legend has it, the word “bug” was his very first word. I dedicate this mini-collection to his memory. We played with pill bugs, caught lightning bugs in mason jars ... and once he caught a HUGE fishing spider and chased me with it, giving me nightmares for years to come. (He’s to blame for my lifelong fear of spiders! So, you won’t find one of these in my collection - ha!) Nonetheless, a glorious variety of colorful bugs can be found in the Catskills, including the Mayfly that inspires the “fly” used for fly fishing.