Mike Pickup’s interest in nature was sparked at a young age on afternoon walks in the English countryside when his father attempted to answer Mike’s many queries about birds and nature in general. After moving to Ontario, Mike explored the natural environment, hiking and exploring the Bruce Trail.
Mike has volunteered with Bird Studies Canada and worked on both the first and second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario projects. For years, Mike has shared his knowledge with others, leading hikes for the Bruce Birding Club and is a founding supporter The Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Now, in Birding Inverhuron Provincial Park he guides readers along scenic trails and historic sites within one of Ontario’s most popular parks.