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Erick Adams, Contributor
Full name:
Erick Adams
City, state, country:
Rhode Island

I have a background in botany. My interests are mostly in temperate asian flora. I also grow & breed Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpits). I've always had a love for trees & anything woody, which crosses over into a love of wood itself. My hobbies include wood carving & making furniture, stonework, garden design, and macro-photography. I do some pottery as well; I like to throw in porcelain and then carve it. I am currently doing graphics services for a living. I have a minor background in entomology from when I was an undergrad at Cornell.

My Current Interests:

I am broadly interested in most Dipterans & Hymenopterans as well as anything with a lot of spines, hairs, pitting or interesting architecture. I prefer things at the small end of the spectrum.

Particularly enjoying:

Craneflies, Gnats, Mosquitoes & Midges
All the parasitic Apocrita
Hoppers (tree, leaf, plant or otherwise)