Sad to hear the news that Steve Moon has passed away. Like many I owe him a great debt of gratitude for his support, advice and the countless job references he always happily wrote for me when I was trying to break into conservation. Steve's name on a reference opened many doors for me and many others. I went on to work for the BTO, Game Conservancy, National Trust and SNH to name a few; EVERYONE knew or had heard of Steve. He was that well respected in conservation across the country. I know I'm not alone in owing him many thanks for supporting fledgling careers in conservation and ecology.
I last saw him at the Bobolink when he wandered up and out of the blue gave me a hug! I didn't deserve it. Thanks Steve.