Sam lives in northeast Ohio and is a singer/songwriter, mountain dulcimer player and Ohio Certified volunteer Naturalist. He volunteers at national and local parks in his community enjoying the outdoors and associated wildlife. In retirement, Sam started composing music about local wildlife and the project took on a life of its own. He has since recorded a CD entitled "Songs of the Woods" and accompanying songbook "A Naturalist's Songbook with Fun Facts of Common Wildlife!" Sam just released a new CD "Songs of the Woods Too."
Sarah Matheny is a freelance naturalist and environmental chemist who has fallen in love with every puzzle piece of nature.Sarah is a former interpretive park naturalist, aquatic biologist, environmental consultant, and water quality technician. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Science in natural resources and environmental management. Her passion is environmental stewardship through the connection of all ages with the natural world through education and positive interaction with the natural world. She is an outdoor enthusiast, avid birder, nature photographer, native plant gardener, and world traveler. Sarah resides in Akron, Ohio. Her favorite local wildlife is the Green Darner dragonfly.