About us

We have worked and traveled together for over 40 years, exploring a variety of environments from the high arctic to tropical forests.

SUE QUINLAN & BUD LEHNHAUSEN

CONNECTING NATURE, SCIENCE AND PEOPLE SINCE 1983

Working together as a biologist team since 1975, our wildlife research projects and work as natural history guides has taken us from the high arctic to the Antarctic, from arid deserts to tropical rain forests.  Our varied experiences have helped us develop a broad base of ecological knowledge and honed a deep passion to share our love of nature with others.

Bud photographs natural landscapes and wildlife and regularly serves as Expedition Leader on natural history tours for Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.  

Sue creates artwork, and writes and illustrates books about nature for young readers.  She also works for Jax Mercantile inc. as a Filemaker Pro developer and Conservation Leader.

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We both earned  undergraduate wildlife biology degrees from Colorado State University, then moved to Alaska where we studied seabirds while earning our M.S. degrees in wildlife biology from University of Alaska Fairbanks.  We worked as biologists for various federal and state natural resources and wildlife management agencies before switching to the private sector in 1983.  Since then, we have worked to help people connect with and discover nature in many different ways. We lived in Alaska for over 30 years, then moved back to Colorado in 2006.