Shew's mission is to promote a better understanding of the natural world we inhabit through field trips, workshops, and research, as well as by assisting landowners with stewardship of their properties.

Check out the pages for more information about each service.

Covid Update Fall / Winter 2020:

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current uptick of COVID-19, we have decided to wait until next spring to offer further field trips and workshops. Although our group sizes are small and we are cautious, it just seems the prudent thing to do at this time. We were very glad to have been able to run field trips in the late summer and earlier this fall, and we can’t wait to get back at it in 2021! Please watch our website for an announcement about upcoming programs. We are still offering private guiding on request for individuals and household groups or we can come to your property to give you a guided nature walk. We would also be happy to help make your property more wildlife-friendly by making recommendations on plantings and bird feeder set-ups. To learn what’s living on your land, we offer comprehensive biological inventories.