The finch and the turtle Naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace died in November 1913. James Le Fanu looks at his legacy and its impact on evolutionary theory. James Le Fanu photo: iStock When invited to contribute to a conference on evolution held, appropriately enough, in the Galapagos Islands, I seized the opportunity to fulfil a long-held ambition to swim with turtles. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.