About Michael Ellis

As well as leading his own natural history forays, Michael also guides trips for a number of Bay Area organizations. His B.S. in Botany and Masters in Marine Biology are the foundation for his lifelong process of gathering information from travels throughout the natural world.

Who’s Michael? A trip participant says: “Start with an encyclopedic knowledge of all the sciences, (especially botany, biology and etymology), add the ability to articulate with humorous anecdotes, and a genuine love of nature and teaching. Michael combines all these ingredients to enthuse people about nature”.


Michael's Travels


Spring Whirlwind

I just got back from Ecuador, and now I’m off to Tanzania till March 13. Who made this schedule?!? The Mojave Desert trip is now full. Brazil and the Pantanal is full but I may add an additional trip in...

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