Mary Holland 

Hartland, VT 

I am a Vermont naturalist, photographer, columnist and author, and I have had an abiding passion for natural history all my life.  I was born and raised in Massachusetts on a turkey farm. I attended the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources (Naturalist Curriculum) before working as a naturalist at The Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state; directing the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future (ELF) program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS); working as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society; designing and presenting my own hands-on “Knee-High Nature Programs” for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire; and writing and photographing a nature column (also “Naturally Curious”) for several newspapers and magazines.  My articles and/or photographs have appeared in The Valley NewsNorthern Woodlands; “The Outside Story”; Upper Valley LifeHere in HanoverWoodstock magazine; The Harvard PressThe Vermont Guardian; and The Rutland Herald.