When I think of insects, I can’t help but remember catching little green grasshoppers in my neighbor’s yard, Debbie, as a child. We would catch them and then released them. The capturing of these insects was more for sport and anything else.

Besides catching grasshoppers, we’d go after any butterflies we saw. Since Debbie’s mother had planted a border of yellow lilies separating her yard from a neighbor’s; these flowers attracted different common species of butterflies known to exist around my neighborhood.

After the frogs’ appearance, the insects first appeared around 200,000,000 years ago and, together with spiders, scorpions, cockroaches, crickets, and locusts, soon overspread the continents of the world. Dragon flies measured thirty inches across. One thousand species of cockroaches developed, and some grew to be four inches long.

Around 20,000,000 years later, all of North America rose among the water and has stayed like that, since. This land elevation period marks the beginning of the modern mountain of North America, both in the Appalachian regions and in the west. Volcanoes were active in Alaska and California and in the mountain-forming regions of Europe and Asia. Eastern America and western Europe were connected by the continent of Greenland.

Land elevation began to modify the marine climate of the preceding ages and to substitute therefor the beginnings of the less mild and more variable continental climate.
The plants of these times were spore bearing, and the wind was able to spread them far and wide. The trunks of the Carboniferous trees were commonly seven feet in diameter and often one hundred and twenty-feet high.

(In Memory of Dad)
Quote: Great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows old. George Zabriskie

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Author's Bio: 

Sharon Beecroft Brown has had unusual encounters with the paranormal, which she knows was prompted by having three near-death experiences. She is a Christian and avid reader of the Book of Urantia. Check out her author site at