Imagine you were born a few weeks ago and one morning you wake up and your parents are gone. It’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Something inside you is spurring you on, out of your nest and into the darkness of night. One tiny bird embarks a journey that spans thousands of miles and it starts with one, bold, leap into the unknown. But an intrepid spirit is just one of the necessary tools you need in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.