When I was going to the University of Riverside, California, I dabbled in entomology. I have always had a love for insects and bugs and all kinds of creepy crawlies (except for crickets... something about them creep me out). I resold most of my textbooks, but I could not bring myself to part with the book from that class. I still have it and I use it for inspiration when my creativity needs a boost!
I whipped the book out the other day and was completely inspired by the butterfly section. I ended up making a monarch cane, which proved to be very versatile!