Erin Zimmerman

Erin Zimmerman is working on a memoir about loving and leaving natural history research. Her writing has been featured in New York Magazine, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Undark, and elsewhere.

Stories By Erin Zimmerman

Risking Life and Limb to Catalog the World’s Plants

“Plant collection” may not sound perilous, but while scaling boulders and dodging snakes, I learned just how much these intrepid explorers risk to help understand our world.