Ask a Wildlife Biologist

I am happy to answer your wildlife questions, whether you want to know the identity of an animal, whether a wildlife myth you heard is true, or about anything else that comes up. If your question or comment relates to a blog post, leave it in the Comments thread for that post, otherwise, send me an e-mail.

Wildlife (including snake) Identifications: contact me by e-mail and please provide your general location and any other information you think is relevant, this will help me identify mysterious animals. If you have a picture, include it and I will include it in a future snake identification post.

Students: I will assist you in finding answers to specific questions but will not respond to vague requests. Please also view this open letter to science students and teachers.

If you have an assignment to interview someone in a career you find interesting, please view this post on common questions I receive and post any new questions in the Comments.

I might be interested in writing a blog post based on questions or information you send me; if I do so please be aware that I may use your first name, last initial, general location, the text of your e-mail and any attached photographs. If you do not want me to include any of this information, please mention that in your initial message. I will never publish your e-mail address.