Thanks to my sister Michelle McIlroy for designing the logo!


Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


March 13, 2010

Michele Windsor

Area Wildlife Biologist - WI Department of Natural Resources

Jul 23, 2009

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

Too many to count. Probably working with Moose in NW Montana and coming face to face with grizzlies and black bears while working on the project.

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood? How about now??

Yes. The boundary waters as a kid and the Minnesota River Wildlife Refuge (Black Dog) which was very close to my house in suburban, MN and where I took the dogs for a walk.

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

cougars. The sleekness, secretive nature, beauty of the animal has always intrigued me. Bats are a close second.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Cheap energy consumption. When economic times are tight people aren't willing to spend more and are more apt to open up drilling in wildlife refuges, etc. Also tough economic times folks are less willing to invest in natural resource conservation.

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

The old adage, invest in real estate because they aren't making anymore of it. Buy land to minimize developments.

No comments:

Post a Comment