Avocet Nature Services
A bit about Geoff: Geoff’s
interest in nature began at
13 years of age when he
wandered through the
woods and countryside
near his Canadian home at
Petawawa, learning about
nature first hand. From the
time he went to university
to study wildlife to when he
worked for Parks Canada
and the Ontario Ministry of
the Environment, he has
dedicated his life to
protecting and studying
wild things – be they birds,
mammals, insects or plants.
After his retirement in 2006,
Geoff headed off on a new
career path, where he put
his life long studies to work
– he became an expedition
and interpretive guide. He
has led numerous trips to
Antarctica, Svalbard, Russia
and Alaska, Cuba and
Borneo. A prolific author,
Geoff wrote a previous
book on mammals, is
widely published in nature
magazines and newspapers.

Specializing in both tropical
and polar environs, he has
travelled the world, visiting
over 75 countries on all
seven continents, where he
has shared time with polar
bears, Amazonian snakes
and piranhas, observed the
private lives of lions,
avoided riots in Venezuela,
hiked the Andes, camped
with Pademelons, walked
with penguins and canoed
Ontario’s northern lakes.