Michael Wojtech spent his childhood roaming the pine barrens of southern New Jersey. After a 15 year career in business he decided to pursue his love of natural history and writing. He earned his Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England, where he edited the journal Whole Terrain. His thesis at Antioch on tree bark became the basis for his book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast and he has co-authored a new book with artist Julia Kuo, Drawing Trees and Leaves.
Michael is a freelance naturalist, writer, teacher, illustrator, and photographer. He strives to share the process of discovery—the keen observation, finding nuance and beauty in infinite layers, the evocation of multiple senses—and inspire the creative expressions and connections that flow from these experiences. He and his two daughters live in and explore the forests of Western Massachusetts.