It would be hard to find a naturalist that knows the diversity of organisms in western Washington and the Pacific Northwest better than Stewart. Stewart also knows nature of the Northeast US, where he grew up and started his intense nature studies, quite well, and has a good familiarity with the global natural community. In addition to this Stewart has a strong ability to communicate to people of all ages, from young children to seniors, and people of all cultural backgrounds, and can also communicate a bit in multiple languages. Stewart always puts a humorous twist in here and there, while keeping the humor appropriate to the group.
You can hire Stewart to lead a short walk, a day trip or a longer trip. Stewart can also give nature talks on a wide diversity of nature subjects. Our area wild plants, birds, butterflies, other insects, spiders and other invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, and the relationships between the various organisms, are his areas of relative expertise, but you name the organism group visible without a microscope and he has probably studied it to some degree. Nature walks and talks can be ecosystem, or stewardship oriented also.
Stewart has lead a wide diversity of programs: from elementary school programs to a professional development workshops for a Fish and Wildlife butterfly tracking crew on local grass identification; university class field trips focused on the diversity of local amphibians, their identification and breeding ecology, to leading a talk at the Washington Native Plant Society about Seattle’s Lost and Declining Native Plants.
Stewart can also take your office group, nature club, senior group, or your house of worship on a nature adventure or give them a nature talk / presentation. He will also work with university, high school, middle school, elementary school to pre-school groups. It could be regular school groups, after school groups or home school groups or a birthday party. It could be a day hike, a night hike or a 4 day trip. If that time slot is open you or your group can be the one to fill it.
It’s Stewart’s goal to maximize his contribution to the preservation and re-growth of the natural heritage that existed locally and globally before humans started radically altering their own habitat. He believes that the best way he can contribute to the stewardship of the wealth of nature, that he has a deep passion for, is to share, with as many people as possible, from as wide a diversity of groups as possible, his knowledge of, and passion for, nature. After being so gifted in gaining this knowledge and passion from others before him and learning from his own studies of, and engagement in, nature, he is working to share both that knowledge and passion with those after him.