Chris Erickson

A Louisville native, Chris recently moved back to the city after several years away. He is a writer, landscaper, amateur naturalist, and general outdoor enthusiast who believes our cities and communities can become happier, more fulfilling places if we invite more wildlife into them. You can read about his experience transforming his backyard into animal habitat at
Mooneye, shortnose redhorse, arrow darter, lake sturgeon, burbot, and grass pickerel. What do these have in common? Each of them names an animal—a fish—that, right now, swims in the great muddied, currently swollen mass of water slipping past us...