About the Authors

Mike Scheidt My name is Mike Scheidt and I am currently a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse double majoring in Biochemistry and Biomed with a Pre-Medicine tract.  I have always been interested in medicine since a young age and truly hope to be part of this field in the future.  In high school, I suffered two major knee injuries which enabled me to connect with a physician and really learn more about what the medical field is all about.  I was ultimately able to shadow my doctor in surgey to see medicine from a standpoint other than the patients, and since then I've been hooked.  My future goals include graduating in four years with a dual major and ultimately attending medical school to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.

I am from Greendale, WI which is a suburban area right outside of Milwaukee and attended Greendale High School.  In high school, I took part in many different athletics such as Football, Basketball, and Track which truly took up most of my days.  Apart from sports, I enjoy spending time outdoors along with playing guitar and piano.  Here on campus, I am a part of the Pre-Med Club, Chemistry Club, Eta Phi Alpha Honors Society, and the Chi Phi Fraternity.

I decided to choose the Mellivora capensis as my organism because it truly is one of the most ferocious animals despite its smaller stature.  The honey badger is able to withstand much torment including snake vemon or countless bee stings, yet it is left unaltered.  Being in an environment with countless numbers of much larger predators trully shows how fearless the honey badger is to hold its ground with these monstrosities.  With this in mind, I was inclined to search for more about this intriguing species.  For the Webpage, I created the Habitat, Interactions, Classification, and Facts pages.

Drew FarraharMy name is Drew Farrahar, and like my partner Mike, I’m also a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. My major is biomedical sciences, and I’m hoping to become a physician’s assistant. I’ve always had an affinity for the natural world, and this lead me to become interested in the field of biology. Taking this Organismal Biology class has only strengthened my interest in the field, and I’m eager to take the next steps on my career path.

I was born and raised in Palatine, Illinois, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, about 25 miles out of the city. There wasn’t a whole lot of nature around where I lived, so I took up photography in order to explore and appreciate the forest preserves in my area. Being out there is where I think my passion for biology took root, so to speak. In high school, I kept active on the wrestling team, swim team, and as a photographer for our school paper. I try to stay just as busy in college, through the PA club, volunteering, and being in the Chi Phi Fraternity, which is where I met my partner Mike. I also spend a healthy amount of time in Myrick marsh and on the bluffs, which were two factors that led to my decision on attending UW-La Crosse.

I didn’t know much of the honey badger until Mike threw out the idea of studying it for our project. After a bit of informal research, I was excited to be studying such an interesting animal. When I tell people now about what I’ve learned about the honey badger, few believe me. From its insatiable appetite for snakes and bee larva, to its near-immunity from attacks of the two, it is truly a remarkable animal. I’ve had no problem finding motivation to do this assignment, because I believe its easily one of the most remarkable animals around. For this webpage, I created the Adaptations, Reproduction, and Nutrition pages.

 A special thanks for the completion of this website goes out to Nadine Hurst and Keith and Colleen Begg for allowing us to use their diverse, high definition pictures and information from their websites.  For more information related to the honey badger and its conservation efforts, please visit  More of Keith and Colleen Begg's pictures can be found at  To view the sources of our information on the site can be found at the References page.

This Webpage was created for the Orgamismal Biology course at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

If you have any questions regarding the authors or this webpage, please feel free to contact us at  Our professor, Kathryn Perez, may be contacted at We hope you enjoyed our webpage!