Welcome Pat Foster-Turley to the Fernandina Observer

International biodiversity specialist Dr. Pat Foster-Turley

By Susan Hardee Steger
June 2, 2021


The Fernandina Observer is pleased to welcome Pat Foster-Turley,  to our team of volunteer writers. A popular area writer, Pat shares her knowledge as an international biodiversity specialist through her amazing storytelling.  Her column will be entitled, “Pat’s Wildways.” Tomorrow, Pat will take you into her own backyard garden that receives all kinds of visitors throughout the day.

If you are not familiar with Pat’s work, we are confident you will soon become one of her many fans.

Thank you, Pat, for joining us. We look forward to working with you. 

A message from Pat:

“I am  delighted to now join the Fernandina Observer to continue this periodic column here for my many loyal readers and for other readers that enjoy friendly stories that tell about natural life both here and afar.”

About Pat Foster-Turley

Pat Foster-Turley is an international biodiversity specialist with a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida and more than 30 years of international work assignments throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She has lived in Fernandina Beach with her husband Bucko for more than 20 years and has written the local wildlife/nature/travel column “Wildways” for the News-Leader for much of that time, while still leading short term international biodiversity assessment teams.




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