7 – 9 p.m. March 22 @ The ARTESIAN – 514 Queen St. SSM
Robert C. (Bob) Bell grew up in the Sault, attending Queen Elizabeth Public School and Sir James Dunn Highschool. Summers were spent at camp on Bright Lake, between Thessalon and Iron Bridge, where his father, Tom, a science teacher and VP at Lakeway, instilled in him a love of nature and the outdoors.
Bob spent 35 years as a mineral exploration geologist, working as both a field geologist and later, a mining company executive. At some point in his travels he contracted Lyme disease which led to his premature retirement at the end of 2015. He quickly discovered the health benefits of birding and found himself suddenly immersed in a whole new world of joy and excitement. His passion for birding kept his mind off his ailing body and facilitated his transition to living and coping with a chronic illness. Bob is passionate about sharing the joy of birding with people of all skill levels meeting them wherever they may land on the spectrum of health and wellness.