His love for hiking and camping in the out-of-doors began as a youth during his years as a Cub with Scouts Canada. During high school and university, athletics and studies took over but once Jim began teaching his interest in nature returned and became an intergral part of his classrooms and career.
In 1980, Jim began writing a column about birds for the Renfrew Mercury. When readers requested stories about other things natural, Jim introduced a second column entitled ‘Naturely Speaking’ in the Renfrew Weekender. This writing lead to appearances on CBC’s Radio Noon with Rob Clipperton and Dave Stevens.
Now retired, Jim spends time on the elementary and secondary panels of local schools presenting programs and seminars in natural history. “It is a wonderful subject and making the presentations to groups of all ages certainly adds to my enthusiasm for the out-of-doors. Come out and join me!”
Jim invites emails from interested conservationists of all ages!
The CFA is proud to present several of Jim’s most popular columns: