Bob’s background is in physical geography and biology. Most of his career was spent working locally as a naturalist and ecologist for the Ministry of Natural Resources. Today, he enjoys bumping around his farm in old Keppel Township, boiling sap, cross-country skiing and kayaking. Bob has worked with the Owen Sound Field Naturalists over many years to publish several books about the natural history of Grey and Bruce Counties. One of the books “Geology and Landforms of Grey and Bruce Counties” forms the basis for one of the outings of the festival. Bob is currently research chair of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association. Don’t ask him anything about sugar maple or maple syrup as he won’t stop talking about it.