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John Callender, Contributor
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John Callender
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Carpinteria, CA

I'm strictly an amateur at bugs; I studied political science in school before ending up working as a programmer and web developer. But I'm also a lifelong birdwatcher and nature enthusiast who has recently been spending more time learning about southern California's coastal sage scrub community in general, and the invertebrate associates of coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis) in particular.

I hope one day to have a real camera, but for now I'm exploring the limits of a pocket digicam.