Guided Nature Tours!
At this time I am not offering independent tours on demand; I am aiming for a relaunch in 2023. In the meantime, you can check out the tours, walks, and other events I am leading through community colleges and other entities here on my class schedule. If you are a representative of a college, nonprofit organization, or other entity who would like to work with me, you can contact me here any time. And if you would like to see me offer tours in your area, you’re welcome to contact a college/nonprofit/etc. in your area and see if they’d like to get in touch with me to make arrangements.
What Tours Do I Offer?
Have you ever gone hiking and wondered “Huh, I wonder what mushroom that is?” or “Are those berries edible?” or even “What kind of bird is that?” Why not bring along someone who can help you answer those questions? As a nature guide, in addition to helping you identify the various living beings in nature you may encounter, I also show you some of the tools you can use to practice identification on your own! By having me along for guided nature tours, you can gain the confidence to learn more about the animals, plants, and fungi all around you.
Please note: I do not do strict foraging tours; for example, I don’t lead tours specifically for the purpose of, say, finding edible mushrooms. Rather, my guided nature tours take a more ecologically complete approach to any place I accompany you, where we can learn about both individual life forms and the habitat they live in. If we happen to find edible plants or mushrooms along the way I can certainly help you identify them, and if we are in a location where foraging for personal use is allowed you can collect them. But this is a side bonus to the main goal of connecting you to a place and its inhabitants.
I work primarily in western Washington and Oregon, particularly around Portland, OR and Long Beach, WA. Other locations may be possible, though fees may include additional travel costs.