"Dr. [ROBERT STEBBINS]' work on Ensatina is still being cited and followed up on," said Cal Poly Pomona biologist Glenn Stewart. "And remarkably, at 90, he's still out there looking for the animals."
* Two amphibians have been named in Stebbins' honor: Ambystoma stebbinsi, a species of tiger salamander; and Batrachoseps stebbinsi, commonly known as the Tehachapi slender salamander.
KEEN EYE: Stebbins has studied nature since boyhood.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Durell Los Angeles Times; APPRECIATION: Robert Stebbins, author and illustrator of Peterson Field Guides' "Western Reptiles and Amphibians," has written a book about creating a sense of wonder in children. "I'm in a big hurry to get this book out because the world is being paved over bit by bit."; PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Durell Los Angeles Times