Thomas Mowatt

Thomas Mowatt is an experienced, effective, environmental educator, Adirondack hiking and camping guide, freelance naturalist-artist and traditional craftsman, living and working from an historic 1910 log cabin overlooking southern Lake Champlain. Previously, while working in Michigan, a life’s obsession with birch bark began quite innocently, as the result of a simple act of kindness in 1985. Tom was introduced to a Minnesota Ojibwa extended family, and was invited to live with them and learn the skills of birch bark craft. Birch bark craftwork is a beautiful, durable, watertight natural art form. A result of decades of commitment on both scientific and artistically inclined paths, Tom was highlighted and documented in the April 2000 Adirondack Life magazine, Glens Falls Post-Star, Lake George Mirror, and Lake Placid Gazette newspapers, acknowledged for uniquely representing the Adirondack region artistically and environmentally – “modern day Thoreau”.