I’m a writer, naturalist, and traveller who has always loved nature and the written word. I’m the author of the travel adventure trilogy, Cry of the Kiwi: A Family’s New Zealand Adventure and have written dozens of articles for Ranger Rick, a children’s nature magazine with a global audience. I’ve also written wildlife-related pamphlets for government and conservation groups, have published poetry and biographical profiles, and have broadcast radio essays and taught creative writing workshops for children and adults.
I live on 78 acres of forest and meadows in Nova Scotia, Canada, and do my best to combine my two loves by writing about nature. My property is inhabited by wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects and other invertebrates, all of which inspire me to hone my observational, photographic, and writing skills.
I grew up milking cows, pitching bales, and hoeing weeds on an Alberta farm. Always inspired by the world around me, I pursued university studies in zoology and plant ecology, rounding out the book learning with hands-on experience digging for fossils in the foothills of the Rockies, live-trapping mice in the Northwest Territories, measuring plant communities in the High Arctic, live-trapping skunks in Manitoba, and describing forests in the Yukon Territory. At some point, I realized that my heart yearned for writing, which I have always loved, more than science.
On the educational front, my science background came in handy during the ten years I homeschooled each of my two sons, aided and abetted by my husband.
I have a passion for nature and love to travel in search of new wildlife and landscapes, which I enjoy featuring in my blog. When I’m not out adventuring, you can find me happily writing, gardening, birding, and photographing nature at the rural home I share with my husband in northern Nova Scotia.
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to your comments.
– Magi Nams