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I’m a naturalist-photographer-writer, formerly a resident of eastern Ontario, but currently traveling throughout North America with my collie, Sabrina. My online nature photo gallery features approximately 6,000 images reflecting the biodiversity of places I’ve wandered. In the past, I wrote about nature at my blog, Burning Silo, but more recent posts may be found at Journey to the Center, where I’ve been documenting my travels and nature observations since the untimely death of my husband and best friend, Don.

My photographs have appeared in numerous publications, websites, in natural history exhibits, on nature trail interpretive signage, and in video productions – please see below for a partial list of places where images have appeared. I’m a graduate of Carleton University (Hon. BA, 93; Master of Arts, 94).

I may be contacted by email at bev@magickcanoe.com

Bev Wigney’s photography has appeared in the following:


  • 2004 – Dragons and Damsels – an exhibit of Bev’s large format photographs at the Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum, in Kemptville, Ontario.
  • 2005 – Dragonfly Society of the Americas convention in Arnprior, Ontario – an exhibit of 25 of Bev’s large format images of dragonflies of eastern Ontario.


  • Predator upon a Flower by Douglass H. Morse, Harvard Univ. Press, 2007. Jacket cover image of Misumena vatia.
  • Ontario Odonata, 2007, Volume 7 Cover image of River Jewelwing damselfly.
  • Animal Tracks & SIgns – National Geographic published 2008. Used 8 nature photos.
  • Good Bugs Gone Bad – National Wildlife Federation Magazine Aug/Sept. 2005. 2-page spread.
  • Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007. Used several images.
  • Apple: a history of Canada’s perfect fruit by Carol Martin, Mcarthur & Co, 2007 – 3 full page photos.
  • The Real Thing! Stinkbugs & Other Bugs, Tangerine Press/Scholastic, 2006. 2 full page images.
  • Spider Watching at Midewin – published by Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 2008 – several photos used.
  • New Scientist – issue date unknown – image of caterpillar to accompany article.
  • The Old Farmer’s 2009 Almanac – firefly on page 59.


  • Coyote Bytes – official newspaper of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study – roadkilled coyote -lead photo in April 2006 edition.
  • EnviroZine – Environment Canada’s Online Newsmagazine – Dec. 2006, Issue 71 – Calico Pennant dragonfly in lead article.
  • Encyclopedia of Life – Argiope aurantia page – several images.
  • Qarrtsiluni “Transformation” online magazine July-Sept 2008 edition. – video & photo.
  • Nova Scotia invasive species brochure – in print and on web – Green Crab image.
  • Bill Oehlke’s Silkmoth site – several images.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Craneflies of Pennsylvania – several images.
  • Moth Photographer’s Group – several images.
  • Fred Schueler’s presentation Doing the Streets at the Roads & Ecopassages Forum, 20 March 2007, Toronto Zoo – several images.
  • Gray Tree Frog page at New Hampshire Public Radio.
  • Dr. Stephen L. Stephenson’s presentation, An Introduction to the Morphology and Taxonomy and of Myxomycetes – images of Brefeldia maxima.
  • Spider Ranch, article in Canadian Arachnologist, May 2007, Vol. 8, pages 15-16. Writing and images.
  • Exploring Nature’s Tranquil Moods: The Mill Pond Conservation Area in Ottawa Outdoors Magazine.
  • Canadian Amphibian & Reptile Network – image of Blue-spotted Salamander.
  • Center for Ecology and Hydrology’s Harlequin Ladybird Survey – several images.
  • Written by bev on October 6th, 2008

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