Mike Fay http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why live indoors? A conversation with naturalist Michael Fay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-live-indoors-conversation-naturalist-michael-fay <p>Naturalist <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/explorers/michael-fay/?source=A-to-Z">Michael Fay</a> spent part of his early career in St. Louis, going to graduate school at Washington University and working with the Missouri Botanical Garden&rsquo;s Peter Raven.</p><p>Since then, Fay has worked for the <a href="http://www.wcs.org/">Wildlife Conservation Society</a> and National Geographic.</p><p>He&rsquo;s probably best known for his large-scale surveys of plants and wildlife. In 1997, he set out on the MegaTransect, a survey that would take him more than 2,000 miles on foot across the forests of the Congo Basin in Central Africa.</p><p><a href="http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers-bureau/speaker/michael-fay/">Fay</a> is back in St. Louis this week for some speaking engagements. St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra talked with him about his African journey, and what it did for international conservation efforts.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2315 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why live indoors? A conversation with naturalist Michael Fay