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John Barry, Contributor
Full name:
John Barry
City, state, country:
Vancouver, Washington, USA

What started out as just curiosity about the identity of a few back yard beetles has developed into a full blown hobby. I work in a nonscientific field (Law). I spend a couple of hours on weekends photographing bugs for my virtual bug collection. I find most of the insects and other bugs in the empty lots and parks in Clark County Washington. I pretty much photograph anything that moves. From time to time I going and camping outside my area. I normally do not collect specimens. However, if there is something in my geographic location that you would like me to look out for, let me know and I would be happy to help.