Dr. Robert Wrigley received a BSc and MSc in zoology at McGill University, and a PhD in mammalogy at the University of Illinois. He was the Curator of Birds and Mammals, and later became the Museum Director, at the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature (Winnipeg), before becoming the first Director of the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center (Stonewall, Manitoba) operated by Manitoba Conservation and Ducks Unlimited Canada. He then became the first Curator of the Assiniboine Park Zoo (Winnipeg). Recently retired, Robert is an avid amateur entomologist, conducting field research and amassing a collection of over 10,000 species of beetles. He has authored 18 books and numerous articles on a variety of natural-history subjects, and served on a number of conservation-related Boards, including the NCC Manitoba Regional Board. He has acted as Chair of Manitoba's Scientific Advisory Network for over a decade.