Leslie Bol has never lost her child-like wonder at the experience of being outdoors and making discoveries in nature. As a child of the 1970’s she used to bike alone down to the local park along the Thames River in London, Ontario and walk out along downed logs to discover what was living in the floodplain wetlands. These early days of freedom and exploration eventually led to a career as a wildlife biologist. She did her MSc research in the ponds and lake of Mont St. Hilaire in Quebec and still gets to do field work from time to time including surveys for frogs. She has really enjoyed being a co-leader of the Vancouver NatureKids club since September 2015 and is looking forward to further contributing to the organization as a board member.