Testimonials "Nice Work Woody"
"Thanks again for being such a wonderful guide and making our experience so fulfilling!"
Donna Tessler Duarte, Family-friendly Birding class participant
It was an absolutely fantastic day! I couldn't have had a better birding day."
Tom Bancroft, Chief Scientist, National Audubon Society, participant in custom tour
We all left saying,“That was a great morning!” Thanks so much for your time, knowledge and enthusiasm. I think we will be able to turn around and use some of the ideas, concepts and observations with the students this fall. I have spent a lot of time walking in the Fill over the years and I will never look at it in the same way after viewing the land through your eyes!”
Sally Kentch, EnvironmentalEducator, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
“You are the best tour guide in the world!”
Hilary Hilscher, Audubon Washington, Communication consultant
“Hi, Woody-Adam and I just wanted to say thanks again for being our guide for the bird watching class at the Watershed. Adam has been repeating that it should be called “family-friendly FUN birding.” He really did have a good time, and learned a lot. Thanks for your patience while he was learning trail etiquette and was getting over his fascination with the scope! I also had a good time and definitely appreciated your expertise in tuning up my ears to the bird calls."
Cindy Hacherl, Participant with son Adam, Family Friendly Birding Class
“We had a wonderful time and our guide, Woody, a graduate from Huxley College of Environmental Studies did an excellent job pointing out various trees, plant vegetation and bird species along the way. What fun!”
Susan Bakse, Director of Alumni Programs, Western Washington University
“We all enjoyed your presentation on Birds so much - it was by far the best in our Tuesday lecture series. Please consider coming again next year."
Dorothy Regal, Greenwood Senior Center
“Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your informative talks on the (Rogue River) rafting trip; and for the lists and binocular and spotting scope recommendations – thanks!”
“Thanks so much for your help with Leavenworth Bird Fest again this year. So many people commented on what a wonderful teacher you are – your talents are much appreciated.”
Karen Haire, Leavenworth Bird Fest coordinator
“Thanks so much, Woody, for your photos, commentary and flora and fauna lists. You are a delight to be with – one of the most upbeat people we’ve met!” Thanks again for helping us carry the memories!”
Vicky and Kent, Rogue River Elderhostel rafting trip
“Thank you very much for leading the bird walk. You always do such a great job of introducing people to birding and inspiring them to make it a part of their lives.”
Jeff Parsons, Director, Barn Beach Reserve – Leavenworth, WA
“Woody is a dedicated, passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable community advocate, environmental professional and educator. For the past six years that I have had the privilege of knowing Woody, I have always been inspired and impressed by his wealth of knowledge and his genuine personality. Organizations seeking Woody’s consultation would certainly benefit from his insights and resources. Groups fortunateenough to go on an outdoor adventure with Woody will have an amazing and informative time connecting with nature.”
Bob Warner, Outdoor Opportunities Coordinator, City of Seattle – Parks Department
“Our residents were so impressed with Woody’s knowledge and apparent passion for his field. His easy manner and beautiful images made for a delightful way to spend an hour.”
Lisa Palm, Community Relations Director, Merrill Gardens at the University
"Thanks to you we understood our priorities, learned to tell our story and where to tell it. You took out the mystery and gave us direction. When our delivery was polished you shared your conservation network with us. And in the moments when things got sour you reminded us to make "lemonade". It continues to be a privelege and honor to work with you and to call you a friend. If you have a group who is considering you for consultation I would be happy to offer my recommendation and answer any questions. 2011 has been a spectacular year! Thank you."
Jim Freese,Interim Executive Director,Friends of North Creek Forest
"What a pleasure our morning was! Thank you for your skill and your stories and for your joy in the magic that we all shared. Add to your life list the creation of a new birder (me) and the inspiration of an experienced one (Lee). We look forward to the next time!"
Kate Janeway, Custom Tour participant
"At the end of April we took a wonderful trip to the West Texas and Big Bend with a nice small group of people and a great guide and master birder, Woody Wheeler who I highly recommend."
Francis Tourtellot, Trip Participant
"All of the feedback I have received is top notch. You were great as always!"
Lydia Bassett, Earth Corps Development Director, following a tour for Earth Corps volunteers of Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy Preserve