Ben Lord came to the sciences by way of natural history. He holds a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and a MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University where he took course mainly so that he could learn more about the woods. Ben’s other natural habitat is the library. (He has four librarian in his extended family.) While working the night shift in the library at Landmark College and completing a naturalist training course during the day, Ben decided to combine his two loves and become a science teacher. Currently, he teaches biology, chemistry, and Earth science at Brattleboro Union High School and writes for Northern Woodlands magazine.