It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our valued friend and colleague, Dale Burzacott. Long time research project coordinator to Prof. Mike Bull, and more recently to the LEGS lab, Dale unexpectedly passed away in late February 2017. He was an integral part of the research conducted on lizards at Flinders University, particularly the Sleepy Lizard Road Survey. This is one of the longest running ecological data sets in the world (34 years and counting). Dale will be missed not only for his contributions to the field, but also his friendly, caring and unique character.