I’m Ross Piper and this is my blog. I’m a zoologist and my inveterate interest in nature began as a small child by keeping insects against their will in glass jars, which inexorably led to several years in academia pursuing a BSc and a PhD. I started writing books in 2006 with the intention of making good use of an old typewriter bequeathed to me in a will. A burning ambition of mine is to live in a big tree-house in the tropics.
This is me talking to a tortoise in Brazil. It had a great deal to say.