Dave Leatherman

Dave Leatherman is a contributor to our series, Voices of the Platte. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Interested in Nature my whole life and started birding/collecting insects as a young boy. Bachelor of Science from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio (1971). Masters of Forestry from Duke University (1974). Entomologist for Colorado State Forest Service 1974-2005. Have lived in Fort Collins, CO since 1974. Three grown sons, four grandchildren. Frequent public speaker/writer/photographer on nature subjects.

Dave's Work

“Nature” has always been important to me.  Since childhood, all things animal and plant have been a source of fascination, enjoyment, and even worship.  As a kid, I went off to the fields and woods within walking distance of my house near the Ohio State University campus to collect butterflies and other insects.  By the […]