Every since I can remember I've been out flipping over leaves, stones, logs, etc. for a chance to observe some kind of invert. Within the past ~5 years I've had enough free time to raise Chinese, Carolina and European Mantis. I also got to learn about culturing fruit flies, and raising Dubia roaches. I try to get on BugGuide.net and check out the ID request section to brush up on my identifying skills (at least to family) and upload any cool images of inverts I've found while wandering around local parks. My interest in inverts often crosses over into my artwork (Instagram @jessie_goddard)
I'm excited to learn more about beetles and hopefully meet some cool folks to share the hobby with.