It is with great sadness to note the passing of Dr. George Folkerts, a longtime biology professor at Auburn University. George's passion for Alabama and its biodiversity was something very special and extraordinary. He truly touched people with his words and witnessed to audiences the wonders of Alabama and the need to save it. For years, I saw him give presentations to groups, from the Birmingham Audubon Society to the Alabama Conservancy. After each presentation he gave - I saw before me - "lives changed" by his love and devotion to the natural world.
He was that powerful.
He was that passionate about life and the earth.
And he shared it. What an incredible gift to all of us.
Here is a slideshow of George on his website. http://www.auburn.edu/~folkegw/zoopage.html