Born and raised in the Upper Midwest, Steve Cary earned his M.S. at the University of Wisconsin. After a 30-year career in environmental protection and natural resource management for the State of New Mexico, Steve worked for almost 5 years in various capacities for Audubon New Mexico. Butterflies have always been Steve’s passion and he has published a variety scientific and popular articles on these amazing creatures. Through countless public talks and guided walks, he has become New Mexico’s Butterfly Guy. His wonderful book, Butterfly Landscapes of New Mexico, was published in 2009. He continues to pursue his passions for butterflies, native pollinators and natural history through travel, writing, research and public presentations.