September 23, 2012
In this photo provided by the Sustainability in Prisons Project and The Evergreen State College, Mathew Henson, right, shows visitors an Oregon spotted frog during a tour of the Sustainability in Prisons Project at Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Littlerock, Wash., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2012. Henson and other inmates work as ecological research assistants, partnered in recent years with scientists doing conservation projects.
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Taylor Davis has dedicated himself to saving endangered Oregon spotted frogs. He spends hours each day tending to eggs or doting on tadpoles, feeding, nurturing and meticulously recording their development. He's in no hurry.