ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shane was born in Adelaide and grew up in country South Australia where his parents owned a hobby farm. He had an interest in art at a young age, often drawing sketches of the pet animals. With his Dad, they revegetated large areas of the family’s property and enjoyed seeing new bird species visit over the following years.
As a teen, he became more passionate about the environment and went on to study environmental science at university. A keen birdwatcher and photographer, he would often go for drives and walk through scrub, camera in hand, patiently waiting to capture photos of native birds. Wanting to make a positive difference to the environment, he decided to combine his creativity with his interests and knowledge, and make educational children’s books with an environmental focus.