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Ken Wolgemuth, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Ken Wolgemuth
City, state, country:
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Biography:

I have a zoology degree from Colorado State and was fortunate enough, as a work-study student there, to spend a couple of years mounting specimens for hymenopterist Howard Ensign Evans--an experience that only served to deepen my interest in all things buggy. After college, I spent two years with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa--living in a house frequented by giant rats, spitting cobras and driver ants--and may be the only volunteer ever to have required medical evacuation as the result of a Frisbee accident. I've worked as a park ranger, a laborer, an industrial chemist and a bureaucrat, and I've been an amateur naturalist and a nature writer for some 30 years.

Any editor should feel free to frass any image of mine that does not, in his or her considered opinion, add value to the Guide. My feelings won't be hurt--I promise.


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