I am Dr. David Steen and I’m a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist. I maintain this blog because I feel outreach about natural history and conservation is important and helps foster an appreciation of wildlife and wild landscapes.
I am the Research Ecologist of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia, the Executive Director of The Alongside Wildlife Foundation (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization), and serve on the Board of Directors of the Wildlands Network. But, this blog is just me.
Check out my first book:Secrets of Snakes: the Science Beyond the Myths!
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Some of my writing: Slate | Motherboard | Earth Touch | LiveScience
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