Dr. Robert C. Stebbins: Happy Birthday

March 31st is California’s esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert C. Stebbins‘ birthday. Dr. Stebbins passed away last year on September 23, 2013, at the age of 98. Whether you knew him in person or were an admirer from afar – even if only through the pages of his trusty field guides – this is as good a time as any to remember him not only for his great accomplishments, but also his kindness.

Robert C. Stebbins, Kensington Residence Studio, 2004                  Museum of Vertebrate Zooology, UC Berkeley

Robert C. Stebbins, Kensington Residence Studio, 2004 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley (by Charles W. Brown)

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  1. #1 by Alan Kaplan on March 31, 2014 - 12:03 am

    Hi, Matt! Thanks for reminding us all of Dr. Stebbins’s first birthday from the beyond! He continues to inspire us to look closely at the lives around us. Aneides lugubrus is out in force in my neighborhood as the rains have brought them out to wander around a bit. I thought of him while admiring the salamander.

    Best regards and Firm Handshake!

    Alan

  2. #2 by Matthew Bettelheim on April 1, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    He lives on through those who carry on his love for the oh-so-great outdoors.

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