Hi. I’m Dave. I’ve been writing more-or-less professionally for almost twenty years, and I’m a nature nerd.
I’ve been an arborist, a ranch hand, a car salesman and a scientist. I’ve published journal articles about caterpillar communication and poems about frogs. I’ve taught biology, ecology, botany, marine science, aquaculture, horticulture, and gym. I have trained park rangers to do citizen science and third-graders to make anatomically correct cardboard clams. I’ve been told I take pretty good pictures, and I’ve been writing nature articles for the internet since digital cameras took floppy discs.
I like to hike, fish and watch B movies, and I keep a collection of bones in my basement, but not in a creepy way. I have a great family and cool friends and am proud to be a Lincolnvillain (yes, I spelled that right.) You can check out my photos on Instagram @madnaturalist and keep up with my random wanderings on my website at Madnaturalist.com.
I can’t sing and I can’t skate, but I have scratched a white rhinoceros behind the ear and been assaulted by a howler monkey. Mostly I walk in the woods and look under rocks. There is nothing I would like more than to share these experiences with you.