Hi! My name is Stewart Wechsler and I am deeply passionate about nature.
Stewardship of the wild, natural world begins with curiosity and knowledge. My exceptionally knowledgeable naturalist older brother and gardener dad hooked me on nature as a child, and have studied my community of plants, animals and fungi ever since.
I have over a decade of experience as a naturalist guide, and a lifetime of experience as a student of nature. I specialize in guided stewardship-based nature outings with both adults and kids, either separately, or with both kids and adults together, where both age groups have a good time without adults being irritated by dumbed down programming or kids that are dominating.
I am available to:
- Lead guided outings in nature for any age group, from butterfly walks to native plant stewardship trips, for schools, public or private groups. I design age-appropriate adventures in nature that stimulate curiosity and educate about stewardship.
- Design and implement nature-oriented educational programs for classes, events or festivals.
- Advise on site-appropriate native plants and habitat enhancement for maximum diversity of plants and animals.
- Carry out botanical surveys.
The Seattle Times: Seattle nature lover gives a hoot (to help you get a look at owls) Wechsler, makes his rounds around West Seattle daily, with binoculars in hand and an illustrated bird guide in his back pocket.