Mary Lou Simms

Investigative reporter specializing in wildlife issues

--Two-year investigation of the USDA's Wildlife Services -- and its mismanagement of nation's resident Canada geese population -- under grant from The Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, D.C. Results published by Mc Clatchy-Tribune News Service. Has also researched roundups under the guise of air safety, comparing JFK, the nation's leader in reported bird strikes, with airports along other super-migratory highways that use advanced avian radar, community involvement and other humane techniques to protect passengers and also preserve local avian populations. Still the questions remains: Why isn't JFK using advanced avian radar to keep the skies safe? --Features/fashion editor of The Boca Raton News in Florida from 1993 to 2002. --Currently writing a book, Almost human ... the hidden lives of geese". Have studied their behaviors, habits and interactions with humans for more than a decade. Several short stories published by Cat Fancy Magazine, the Alabama State Literary Journal and other publications. -