I first met F. S. Whinkla in 1992. I was gathering information on Deroceras monentolophus v. interlinea diretta calva della vipera, commonly known as the Bald-headed Viper Slug, for a paper I was to present at the fall meeting of the Stylommatophora Society. I was surprised that nearly every significant reference I uncovered mentioned a town called Kleadrap, in Oregon. My pursuit eventually led me to Mr. F. S. Whinkla.
Kleadrap, Oregon and F. S. Whinkla! I had no idea at the time what a strange world I was about to enter.