Bill Crins is a talented ecologist with particular expertise in birds, grasses, sedges and wildflowers. He started his career as an interpretative naturalist at Algonquin Park. He was a senior ecologist with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources prior to his retirement. More recently he has continued to share his expertise as a lecturer at University of Toronto - Scarborough. He has recently coauthored a book on Flowerflies. He volunteers with Kawartha Land Trust and the Peterborough Rotary. He was involved in the description of a new sedge with 3 other researchers, which they named the Juniper Sedge. Bill enjoys spending time outside: hiking, birding, botanizing, photographing, and viewing all elements of biodiversity with his daughter, Emma and partner, Natasha. His other, non-outdoors hobbies include stamp collecting, curling, listening to folk and classical music, and watching soccer.