Author Bio for Magi Nams
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 the nature-writing personal journey Seasons on Matheson Brook. I’ve written dozens of articles for Ranger Rick, a children’s nature magazine with a global audience and have written wildlife-related pamphlets for government and conservation groups, published poetry and biographical profiles, broadcast radio essays, and taught creative writing workshops for children and adults.
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’ve always loved, even more than science.
I now 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 science background came in handy during the ten years I homeschooled each of my two sons. 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 home I share with my husband.
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to your comments.
– Magi Nams