Elizabeth is a Geographer with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies. Originally born in England, she grew up in Canada with parents who were great walkers and nature lovers. Elizabeth was a free-range child, living close to the north shore of Lake Ontario. Rattray Marsh, the last intact wetland in the Greater Toronto Area, was her playground.
Since Elizabeth retired from full time work in 2017, she has spent a lot of time traveling the globe to explore the natural world and observe birds. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, she visited New Zealand, Southern Africa, Hungary, Spain, Ecuador, California, Oregon, The Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica, Newfoundland, Baja California, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez.
Elizabeth’s visit to the Galápagos Islands happened in January 2020. She now writes the newsletter for her local naturalists’ club and loves to share her photographs of the birds found in the many natural areas near her home west of Toronto