BUG UNDER GLASS

Since 2002, Kevin Clarke has combined his love of conservation, insects and design into Bug Under Glass.

Sustainablly Raised Insects

Almost all our specimens come from insect farms and not wild caught.  Plus, these farms play an important role in conservation.

made in usa

made in usa

Handmade by the artist in Sonoma county California

UV Blocking Conservation Glass

All of our insect shadowbox frames use UV blocking Conservation Glass to preserve colors.

Highest Rated

We are the highest rated framed insect taxidermy shop online with over 6,700 5-star reviews.

BUILT TO LAST

We only use museum grade materials 

•  Ultra-Violet (UV) blocking conservation grade glass so colors won’t fade.
•  Archival acid & lignin free mounting papers.
•  Solid wood gallery quality frame.
•  Reproduction antique museum label with natural history information.
•  Sustainably sourced specimens.

 

DESIGN

Recognized by the design community and noteworthy brands like POTTERY BARN, WEST ELM, APARTMENT THERAPY and HERMAN MILLER.  Past clients include RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS and DREAMWORKS.  

Kevin’s insect art has garnered a reputation for its lasting qualities and unique design.  Awarded the BEST OF HOUZZ Award (a leading home remodeling & design site) in 2014 & 2015.  SEE ARTIST’S PRESS

SUSTAINABLITY

Sourcing wildlife products in an ethical manner takes experience and knowledge. Kevin has a Master’s degree in CONSERVATION BIOLOGY that focused on insect conservation and therefore the sustainably of our products is the highest priority. Only specimens that are sustainable and ethically sourced are used.

We DO NOT sell specimens that have been determined unsustainable (and sometimes banned) by conservation groups (for example, “rare” insects, dragonflies and bats). Bug Under Glass was also the first insect business to become a GREEN CERTIFIED business through the San Francisco Green Business program when the B.U.G. studio was located in San Francisco.

COMMUNITY

BUG SCHOLARSHIPSince 2014, B.U.G. has awarded a $500 scholarship to a local high school student pursuing a science major at a 4 year university.  A portion of all sales fund the Bug Under Glass Science Scholarship 

2014 Scholarship recipient – Nathan Culver
2015 Scholarship recipient – Anastasia G Lucas
2016 Scholarship recipient – Madison Johnson-Reed
2017 Scholarship recipient – Jordan Marshall
2018 Scholarship recipient – Mia White
2019 Scholarship recipient – Kayla Pearson $500 Scholarship


PETALUMA WILDLIFE MUSEUM – 2014 Camp Sponsor and Volunteer.


Other Non-Profits B.U.G. Supports and has made cash and product fundraising donations to:

Petaluma Wildlife & Natural History Museum – (also a member of the Board)
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes.
Pets Are Wonderful People (PAWS)
Pacific Grove Natural History Museum
Savenature.org

Are you part of an organization that promotes science education or conservation? We are happy to help with product donations for auctions.