I was excited to attend the Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) in Monterey this year. WSN is a conference where students get to introduce their research. There were talks on all sorts of different subjects. It was great to see so many people (800-900) at the meeting, especially when you think of natural history as not being an embedded part of our curriculum. Today, we are teaching more and more about the micro-level of organisms and, of course, technology. We seem to have forgotten whole animals and their environment.