Paul W. Richard grew up wild and free at 8,100 feet elevation on the Two-Bar Ranch on the northwest edge of Walden, Colorado. His love of the ranch’s rivers in the mountains and the outdoor life led him to eventually become a professor of biological science at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He has happily taught junior high, high school, university, and adult students for thirty-two years. Even after studying nature in the Arctic and Antarctic on science expeditions and studying the Galapagos Islands, his heart and interests remain in educating others. As a professor emeritus of biological science from UNC, he lives and continues writing in Greeley, Colorado.