This comic is about something near and dear to my heart. I have been many places where the mere possession of a net can get you unwanted ‘special attention’ from law enforcement/ park staff. I have done insect surveys where even the ‘catch and release’ use of a net was not allowed, but people were allowed to kill insects at their campsite – just not for purposes of study. That is the shame, hands-on study of botany, bryology, insects, and other wildlife is how most people become hooked on nature. If we are going to create a caring, nature-empathetic citizenry; we need more, not less, contact with nature.