Richard Mahler

Freelance writer Richard Mahler recently relocated from Santa Cruz to New Mexico. His book about the New World's largest cat, The Jaguar's Shadow, will be published in 2008 by Yale University Press.

At Home off the Range


Once home to California’s largest landowner, Mount Madonna near Gilroy showcases an impressive range of habitats, from redwood forests to open oak woodlands, serpentine barrens, and chaparral.