A Nod to the Lava Lizards of the Galapagos
Patrick Moldowan is a devoted lifelong interpretive naturalist with a special interest in herpetology and biogeography. Currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, he also devotes considerable time to long-term studies of amphibians and turtles at Algonquin Park’s Wildlife Research Station. In 2015, Patrick was named Canada’s 26th ‘New Noah’ by Wildlife Preservation Canada, receiving a scholarship to spend six months with the Durrell Trust on Mauritius to apprentice in practical recovery strategies for the island’s endangered endemic wildlife. Affable and unflappable, Patrick's natural teaching style, care for others and indelible love for wildlife and wild spaces, particularly for island and their ecosystems, make him a perfect 'natural host' on tour. Patrick has previously led tours to Yukon & Alaska and most recently, the Galapagos Islands.
Patrick publishes notes on many of his findings in the field. He and collaborators recently published a fascinating paper on observations that pitcher-plants feeds on salamanders, which you can read here.
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