Andrea has a strong background in biology and natural history interpretation through environmental consultant jobs, teaching, research, and volunteer positions. Andrea has an MSc in biology, which involved studying the effects of uniform shelterwood logging on the birds of Algonquin Provincial Park, where she was also a park naturalist.
Andrea has lived and worked across Canada and Ontario. This has given her a strong knowledge of birds and their songs from many habitats and from many areas of the country.
Andrea is also an artist who expresses her love of nature through various art forms. Her illustrations are featured in several publications, including a comprehensive dragonfly identification guide of Algonquin Provincial Park, the first of its kind at the time in Canada: https://andreakingsley.wixsite.com/naturalist-artist.
Andrea believes that it is important for people to be exposed to nature at all ages and she looks forward to meeting you at a workshop or guided walk.