Always about the plants, her friends say she always has her nose in the dirt. Lynn Cudlip, wetland scientist, started putting her nose to the ground in high school when she wandered the northern Michigan hardwoods. In college and grad school, at the U of Colorado and U of Minnesota, she continued studying the ecology of plants and began her work in forestry and hydrology, respectively. Completing range studies with the BLM grounded her even more in semi-arid and high desert environments. She also combined water quality work for the Park Service and teaching at Western Colorado University before operating her own wetland consulting firm for 20 years. Lynn spends as much time outside hiking around looking for plants and other stuff, and she enjoys sharing all that she sees with others.