After years of instructing and collaborating, Michael was granted an honorary Nebraska Master Naturalist award earlier this month.
The Nebraska Master Naturalist Program provides Nebraskans with a passion for natural resources, scientific knowledge, and hands-on skills training that make them ideal volunteers and can enhance their lives. The program has created a network of dedicated volunteers for organizations and agencies focused on habitat conservation, environmental education, citizen science, outdoor skills and ecotourism. http://snr.unl.edu/naturalist/.
(And some of you will notice that the Master Naturalist logo is based on Michael's image of a burrowing owl called "Balancing Act.")