A naturalist is a person who has an intense curiosity about all things---plants, animals, stars, rocks, even scotch and cigars. But this site will focus on the incredible diversity of fauna and flora found on this "pale blue dot called Earth". DrTom
.....a true naturalist is "a man who is in love with the world". Charles Kimberlin Brain
Stories of the Week
A Hispaniolan hutia. These mammals are difficult to find and study, so local knowledge can be invaluable. Photo by The Last Survivors.
Sea otters. Photo by 2.0 Flickr.
What it is like to be a field biologist, and related articles.
Why we work
(a short video featuring scientists in the National Park Service who tell us why they love their work)
Black-capped Chickadee excavating a nest hole in a red maple. Chickadees are considered "weak" excavators, but the wood chips were flying off this tree.
A lion cub of the Marsh Pride in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Looking up at the canopy of DrTom's forest.
A herd of Cape buffalo in the Masai Mara, Kenya. This is considered one of the most dangerous mammals in Africa.
All photos on this website were taken by Tom or Robin Gavin, unless otherwise credited.
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