Liz has over 25 years of experience as a naturalist, educator, wildlife biologist, photographer, and writer. She received her M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of Florida in 1995 and her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Cornell University in 1987. She is trained in CPR and is certified by The National Registry as a Wilderness First Responder. Since her beginnings as a research scientist at Cornell University, Liz has conducted research on and contributed to the study of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants in the Northeast, West, Southeast, and Midwest United States, as well as in Belize.
Liz’s interest in and study of the natural world has been a lifelong pursuit and joy. In fact, her first word as a child was “bird.” She has gained extensive outdoor experience while hiking, backpacking, canoeing, camping, and photographing wildlife in their natural habitats across the United States, in the US Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.