Forty years later

Forty years later

In the late 1970s I started working in the Dead Horse Gap – Main Range area on my PhD. I was studying small mammals and insects. I set up camp in a pleasant spot just above the treeline and near my study areas, and used the faint footpad from the crest of Dead...
A biologist’s story

A biologist’s story

In my life as a biologist I have done many strange things. I composed a poem for the backs of ski-lodge toilet doors, asking people to save pygmy possums and other small mountain animals from drowning by keeping the lid closed. Over two winters I trapped and collared...