Introductions

I want to thank you for coming to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide people with information on native Ontario wildlife. I hope that you find this information useful, interesting and you learn from my blog.

I want to start by introducing myself, my name is Sarrah Castillo. I have a strong passion for wildlife which began as a child and has led to me completing an undergraduate degree in ecology (Hons. B.Sc.) as well as graduate studies (M.Sc.). Through my schooling and other life experiences, I have began to notice that many people are unaware of the diversity of wildlife in Ontario and what types of wildlife you can see in and around your neighbourhood. I have also learnt that much of human-wildlife conflict is due to a lack of understanding of wildlife. So, my hopes are that by providing information on native Ontario wildlife, people can better identify and understand them so that they can learn to appreciate their beauty, and necessity in our world; and so we can learn to live among each other peacefully.

I will be introducing native Ontario wildlife, ranging from as small as a mouse, to the size of a bear. I hope that you learn from this blog and if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you, and I can’t wait to talk again soon,

Sarrah

Hello all! My name is Billi Krochuk and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Sarrah with this blog. Much like my partner I have fostered a lifelong passion for wildlife which has propelled me to begin working very closely with it. As a graduating high school student I have gained a knowledgebase through personal research and hands-on experience. I have also worked with conservation organizations on advocacy and awareness campaigns, touring as a guest-speaker through various high schools educating and empowering youth. My pair of passions, wildlife and travel, has brought me to nearly all corners of Canada, parts of the United States and overseas to the amazing South Africa. I will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at the University of Guelph.

I look forward to introducing you to the majesties of our local environment, to our most incredible neighbours and helping guide you towards a lifestyle and level of awareness that may help you live more peacefully and respectfully with other species. Society has become progressively more detached from the natural world in this day and age, but we all have the opportunity each day to change that.

Talk to you all soon,

Billi

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