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Bill Ivy (born 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a veteran photographer and author on natural history, with 24 books to his credit including the award-winning A Little Wilderness: The Natural History of Toronto.

In the mid-1960s, he was a student at the International School Ibadan in Nigeria during the Nigerian Civil War.

Ivy is a lecturer on photography and natural history, and a popular nature guide. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs. He was still photographer for the BBC on Sir David Attenborough's Wildlife on One: Backyard Bandits. His work has been featured in hundreds of publications in North America and abroad.

He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

Selected books

  • A Little Wilderness - The Natural History of Toronto
  • Close to Home - A Canadian Country Diary
  • Wildlife of America
  • Wilderness Canada
  • Getting to Know Nature's Children series
  • Our Wildlife World series
  • Bill Ivy's official site (
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