From a print feature on hiking pregnant (Baby Bellies and Backpacks, Fall 2021) to how to figure out what wildlife has been on the trail ahead of you, tips on finding water in the winter and the benefits of spending time in nature, take a dive into what I've contributed to Explore right here!
Two Standout Hikes in Merritt, British Columbia on Hike Bike Travel
If British Columbia Itself Could Recommend 5 Day-Hikes on Cool of the Wild
BC Outdoors Magazine
Read articles I wrote on hunting and foraging topics, including tasty treats you can find out there, the story of a frozen footed hunt, and ways to spice up Thanksgiving dinner with wild eats!
Outdoor Women's Alliance
Camping in the winter comes with it's fair share of challenges. When you're more lizard than human, these challenges can become mountains.
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You need words about beekeeping, honey bees, wild bees and other pollinators. I've got them!
American Bee Journal
I've covered a variety of topics for ABJ, including how bees navigate, why honey is useful in hospitals, and stories about a flower farmer with a beekeeping hobby that went huge, and road tripping with bees.
These pieces are print only. If you'd like to read any of these articles, please contact me for a sample!
Volunteer Work and Guest Posts
Volunteering for Bees Abroad, a charity dedicated to relieving poverty through beekeeping, has opened up a whole new world for me, where beekeeping is more than just a hobby and can save and change lives.
Bright Future with Bees in BeesCene Magazine and on the Bees Abroad website
Improved Pollination Enhancing Ugandan Lives in BeeCraft Magazine
Please contact me to request a sample of either of these articles!
How to Incorporate IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in Your Garden or Beekeeping Practice at Palm Pike Apiary
I used to be afraid of honey bees. Read the story of how that shifted into being addicted to the smells, feels and sounds of bees below!
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Plant and Horticulture Words
My crops and horticulture major comes in handy when writing about anything plants, insects, IPM and beyond!
As a guest columnist, rotational columnist and feature contributor, I wrote words for the horticulture industry on sweet science, disease identification, public knowledge about biological control (including using wasps), having six legs at a career fair, the value of teamwork and beyond.
There are always new articles on plant pest management and gardening appearing here, including how to identify and deal with thrips, earwigs (eww) and birds on blueberries, the magic of periodical cicadas, and how to grow a huge variety of plants and flowers, such as prairie onion, chocolate mint and mock orange.
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"Sylvia is a pleasure to work with. Not only are her responses and submissions timely and professional, she's clearly an expert in her field. She's easy going with revisions and keen to take on assignments. I highly recommend her as a nature/outdoors writer."
Alison Karlene Hodgins
Online Editor at Explore Magazine
The article "caught my attention with it's easy readability mixed with a bit of homeyness mixed with a bit of real-life experience mixed with humor and wit. I so enjoyed it that I had to let you know. This girl has talent."
Grower Talks Reader
"The article is excellent. Just what I wanted. If you ever get tired of growing plants and hiking in BC, you should move to Chicago and write for GrowerTalks."
Managing Editor at Grower Talks Magazine
"Can I just say that this is SO BAD A**! Thank you so much for writing this, its perfection and so informative!"
Palm Pike Apiary
"I love the article - well written as always!"
Tony Van Oort