Randall Morgan: Observation Leads to Conservation

Randall Morgan was an incredible naturalist, and a force for conservation across Santa Cruz County. Randy was a self-taught naturalist interested in the natural world broadly, but with a particular fondness for birds, plants, and insects. Over his lifetime as a naturalist he worked as a taxidermist, repeatedly surveyed dozens of areas around the county for plants and insects, described numerous new species, and was instrumental at protecting habitat around Santa Cruz County, especially for the Ohlone Tiger Beetle, an endagered species that he helped describe. 

You can read more about Randy, his achievements, and how the Norris Center continues his legacy today at the Randall Morgan Initiative website