For a girl growing up on a one-lane dirt road in a Connecticut town, it seemed the only way to look was up.
But Nancy Miorelli was nearsighted, so although she spent most days outside until dinnertime, she couldn't see the birds flying above her head.
"So I guess that left things that were crawling on the ground," the 27-year-old entomologist says.
Yep, bugs. But poor eyesight isn't the reason she puts herself in what others might feel is nightmarish proximity to bugs these days.