Ralph Washington, Jr.

Ralph Washington, Jr. has a master’s degree in entomology from UC Davis, and he is a two-time national and international champion of entomological natural history trivia contests. He has been an enthusiastic student of arthropods since early childhood. His favorite thing about small creatures is that studying their lives often provides helpful lessons for his own. On the right evening in fall you might find him on Mount Diablo, watching eight-legged wanderers take a journey of great risk for a chance at life’s greatest reward.