Hayfield 2 Raised in rural Hayfield, Minnesota (pop. 900) 1936-1952 where everyone knew everyone. Both photos are along Main Street only commercial street in town.
Hayfiedl 1

Upper right our house, first house from the commercial area. Lower right Memorial Park across the street and the Hayfileld Herold our neighbor to the south.. Lower left, our church First Presbyterian Church across the street. Upper right, Grandpa & Grandma's house. I could hold my breath and run to their house without breathing.


  Indian River County, Florida resident since 1982


Wisconsin High School
University of Ilinois--
B.S. in Education
M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology/Genetics
Duke University Marine Laboratory--
National Science Foundation pre-doctoral award

Military Service:
U. S. Army Reserve Corps of Engineers,
2nd Lt/Capt (1959-1969)

Professional Experience:
28 years as the Director of University Medical and Entomology Research Laboratories in Florida, Maryland, and Pakistan

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FL Mosquito Control Assoc

(President 93-94)
IFAS International Program/Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Council Member (1995-98)
FL Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control (1987-98)

Curiculum Vitae


Local Best Selling Book:
Reflections of Blue Cypress,
Photographs, History, and Poems of the
Headwater Lake of the St. Johns River
By Richard H. and Juanita N. Baker (2003)

Forward by George B. Schaller

Book cover spread

Received 2004 Environmental Enhancement Award from the Friends of St. Sebastian River

Buy a copy today! All funds support Audubon. You can purchase your copy on Pelican Island Audubon's website using Visa or Mastercard! Visit them at to see how!!

Scientific Publications

Two Hoots & a Holler-
expressed views on this and tha

Current Hoots in PIAS newsletters


Past Community Activities

Indian River County Planning & Zoning Commission (2007-8)

Committee for a Sustainable Treasure Coast Appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush (2004-2005)
Environmental Learning Center Board of Trustees (1993-97)
Indian River County Environmental Control Hearing Board (1994-2004)
Coastal Preserves Alliance Board of Directors
Indian River Lagoon Envirothon Board
· Florida Envirothon Board
Pelican Island Preservation Society Board

2004 Campaign for County Commissioner

Passing a new tree protection ordinance

Passing a $50 M Bond Issue to preserve environmental lands

University of Florida Medical Entomology Lab Employees's Retirement Gift



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