About Meg & Bert Raynes
“I don’t see any way a person could just stand there and look at something that would help wildlife, all wildlife, and not try to do something to help those critters out… If there’s something that can be done to improve their lives or sustain their lives, do it. Actually, just do it.” ...Bert
Meg and Bert Raynes moved to Jackson Hole in 1972 and soon began a decades-long effort to give back to their community—including the wildlife. For over forty years Bert wrote the column Far Afield, featuring his often wry commentary and sightings from others. (His book Curmudgeon Chronicles captures some of these columns.) After Meg passed away Bert founded the Meg & Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund. Its first project in 2009 was to establish Nature Mapping Jackson Hole. The M&B Raynes Wildlife Fund remains a major contributor to this ongoing citizen science project.