A Father and Son in the Wild Borderlands
"My son, just five years old and spry, shambles down a small, dry, high desert wash beneath junipers and ocotillo, mumbling a song. I listen to his words, mostly fun nonsense rhyming words, for a hint that he gets it — gets the wonderful and desperate science of this place."
In a new piece for Orion magazine, the Center's Russ McSpadden shares why and how he works to pass on his love of the borderlands to his boy.
Read more at Orion, where you can also watch a video of their family fieldwork checking wildlife cameras.