River Ecology, farms, and China…
Andy Loch was born and raised in the “sticks” outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the hills and farm lands he learned to roam and observe life. One of nine siblings he was the only one who grew wings and flew away. In 1982 his wings landed him in the Pacific Northwest, north of Seattle. As an aquatic ecologist he worked for Native American Tribes, Federal, State, and local governments.
He has two grown daughters that continue to sleep, eat, and ride. They own a passion for horses! Visit and listen to their podcasts at: In the Barn https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-barn/id1522882428 Their use of scientific inquiry into all things horsey is classy and spot on!!
He turned his travels to China into two narrative nonfiction books. The first book, Black Dragon’s Pine Flower: A trivial travel tale to north east China (2012) was self published for family and friends and another is on the way, Chengdu: Sojourns in the land of abundance (2020-draft). Currently, he lives on a small fledging, wanna-be, organic farm in the Cascade Mountain foothills of Snohomish County.
Let’s learn things together.