He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Amy Bartlett Wright is a Rhode Island illustrator of nature books. She has contributed to the Peterson Field Guide series and her illustrations have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center.