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Brady Richards, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Just a bit above Paradise, CA

I have an M.S. in Biology from Arkansas State University. For my thesis, I surveyed the whirligig beetles of Arkansas. Starting in 1993, I have made a living identifying aquatic invertebrates for various water quality and bioassessment projects on regional and national scales. Since 2001, I have been working at the California Fish & Wildlife's Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory (ABL) where I serve as the lab's External QC Taxonomist in addition to my "normal" identification duties.

Like all those who perform identifications for aquatic bioassessment studies, I have a broad working knowledge of all aquatic invertebrate taxa. I have special interest in and am working on several research projects involving Coleoptera, and Heteroptera. My hobbies, if you can call them that, include learning the terrestrial Coleoptera and winter stoneflies and....

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Current Rain Beetle Thread

CAMP Fire in Paradise, CA
My family and I have returned home after being evacuated for nearly two weeks. Our house was well outside the fire zone. There was a layer of ash on everything here when I returned. I found many burned leaves in the yard, but none had started fires. Working to return things to "normal". I may not be that active on the guide for a while longer.