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Sara grew up and went to school in Charlottesville, Virginia, studying biology at the University of Virginia.  She never laid eyes on a crane, or at least...

Hillary Thompson was a Field Ecology Intern at the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in 2012 and hasn't left since! She learned field and research techniques...

Dr. Liz Smith, North America Program Director, International Crane Foundation Dr. Liz Smith is a native Texan and received her B.S. and M.S. degrees at Corpus Christi...

Cheryl Johnson started on her birding journey in 2016 and has had a wonderful time learning about nature, discovering the incredible beauty all around us, meeting lots of...

Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995.    Kathy’s photos have been published in hundreds of places including ...

Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the  Houston Chronicle .  Gary’s latest books are  Book of Texas  Birds published by Texas...

Roberta Bondar, C.C., O.Ont., MD, PhD, FRCP, FRSC, ICD.D  The world’s first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar is...

In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, George Archibald, along with fellow graduate student Ron Sauey, established...