From my earliest memory I was fascinated with nature, more than anything else. Once I realized the environment was in trouble, this kindled a powerful motivation to work actively in conservation. Science was the path I chose to do this. A PhD in ecology was followed by 13 years working for state government environmental agencies. Recently I've come to the realization that facts alone aren’t very effective in changing human behavior (and conservation is primarily about changing human behavior). Because of this, I've become more interested in other ways to engage people in nature, and to awaken concern for the environment. Science is the best way of improving our rational understanding of nature. But perhaps we have forgotten why people like nature in the first place. And what makes them want to conserve it. So in my writing and art I am letting my creative, artistic side, accompany my scientific brain, in an exploration of all that is fascinating about nature. I hope you enjoy it.