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".
Stories of the Week
The amazing monarch. Photo by Rebecca Jackrel.
Ring-tailed lemur in tree. Photo by Michelle Sauther.
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)
Taroko National Park, Taiwan. This is one heck of a mountainous island.
Hiking through Danby State Forest, NY in the fall. Yes, my western friends, we do have some trees of decent size east of the Mississippi. I'm not sure now, but I think this is an Eastern Hemlock.
An olive baboon eating a baby Thompson's gazelle in the Masai Mara, Kenya. I could hear the crunching of the bones when the baboon fed.
Dr. Richard T. Reynolds, Senior Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Richard probably knows more about Accipiter hawks than anyone in North America.
All photos on this website were taken by Tom or Robin Gavin, unless otherwise credited.
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