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David Bruns, Contributor
Full name:
David Bruns
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
City, state, country:
St. Louis, MO.

I have worked professionally studying and teaching natural science and conservation biology for a variety of organizations and agencies including the National Wildlife Federation, the National Audubon Society, Missouri Botanical Garden and the Missouri Department of Conservation. While my areas of experience include botany, ornithology and mycology, I also have interest in entomology.
I am currently engaged in an independant study of arachnology with an emphasis in Missouri. Towards this, I am appeciative of the support of the BugGuide community in all comments, suggestions and guidance which contribute to my investigations, methods, and appropriate use of this resource.
David J Bruns