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Nick Fensler, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Nick Fensler
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If you have any questions or comments about spider wasps or other hymenoptera contact me at the above e-mail address directly.
City, state, country:
Jenera, Ohio

I'm not pursuing biology anymore and consider it a hobby. I've actually worked as an environmental chemist for the last five years because the biology job market is weak or doesn't pay well. Chemistry funds my interest in bugs, birds, fish, and herps. I'm trying to get going on a general natural history/identification guide to spider wasps but have given up on technical study or publication. I do not have the desire or stamina for it. To me it takes all the fun out of the organisms (that's just my opinion...for some people that IS the fun). Don't get me wrong, I think it is incredibly important that taxonomic and evolutionary studies take place and I applaud anyone who does such, but it's not for me. However, please don't hesitate to send a question my way if you think I can answer it!