Naturalists are biologists who study the history and evolution of nature. Naturalists explore the scientific terms and processes that provide us with a key to understanding life.


Raymond Lee Ditmars

Ditmars, Raymond Lee (1876-1942) was America's foremost popular authority on snakes and other reptiles.

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  • How The Nature Conservancy Works
    How The Nature Conservancy Works

    A fascinating article that describes the work of The Nature Conservancy and the benefits of its conservation projects to our environment and ecology! See more »

  • Aldo Leopold
    Aldo Leopold

    Leopold, Aldo (1887-1948), an American naturalist and conservationist, pioneered the application of ecological principles to wildlife management. See more »

  • Alfred Russel Wallace
    Alfred Russel Wallace

    Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823–1913), a British naturalist. He shares credit with Charles Darwin for developing the modern theory of evolution. See more »

  • Louis Agassiz
    Louis Agassiz

    Agassiz, the family name of two scientists, father and son. See more »

  • Edwin Way Teale
    Edwin Way Teale

    Teale, Edwin Way (1899-1980), a United States naturalist and author. His nature books, illustrated with his photographs, combine scientific accuracy with poetic expression. See more »

  • Georges-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon
    Georges-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon

    Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de (1707-1788), a French naturalist. His 44-volume Histoire Naturelle was intended to popularize the natural sciences. See more »

  • Gerald Durrell
    Gerald Durrell

    Durrell, Gerald (1925-1995) was a British naturalist and author. He is best known for his work in wildlife preservation and his books on animals. See more »

  • Gilbert White
    Gilbert White

    White, Gilbert (1720-1793) was an English clergyman who recounted the natural history of Hampshire, England, in his 1789 book Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. See more »

  • Henry Walter Bates
    Henry Walter Bates

    Bates, Henry Walter (1825-1892), a British naturalist and explorer, participated in a scientifically important expedition up the Amazon River in South America. See more »

  • James Herriot
    James Herriot

    Herriot, James (1916-1995) was a British veterinarian. His popular stories based on his country practice sold millions of copies in 20 countries. See more »

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