Robert Michael Pyle

Biologist Robert Michael Pyle writes essays, fiction, and poetry on a tributary of the Lower Columbia River. A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Society for Conservation Biology’s Distinguished Service Award, he has worked as a consulting lepidopterist in Papua New Guinea, as the Northwest Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy, and as a visiting writer or professorat many universities. Among his fifteen books are The Thunder Tree, Where Bigfoot Walks, Chasing Monarchs, and Time in Gray’s River, which won the National Outdoor Book Award.