Duane Sept is a biologist, writer and photographer living in Halfmoon Bay, BC. In the past he has worked for Parks Canada (Park Warden), Alberta Parks (Interpretive Naturalist) Canadian Wildlife Service (Biologist) and as an environmental consultant for several consulting firms. His photographs have been published worldwide to publications including BBC Wildlife, Canadian Wildlife, Nature Canada and Outdoor Canada, World Wildlife Fund and numerous others. He is the author of more than 25 books.

According to Sept, mycologists believe there may be as many as 10,000 species of fungi living in the Pacific Northwest and up to 1.5 million species worldwide. Also a writer and environmental consultant, he has published in periodicals such as BBC Wildlife, Canadian Wildlife, Nature Canada and Outdoor Canada, and he has worked for Parks Canada and the World Wildlife Fund. He is the author of The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour 1999) and The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California (Harbour 2002) as well as his own self-published series from his own Calypso Publishing imprint.

In Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Northwest (Calypso Publishing/Sandhill $14.95) Sept creates a guidebook to edible and medicinal wild plants found in the region. Generations of Indigenous people have passed down a wealth of lore relating to the nourishing, healing properties of native species. Sept explores how some deadly cancers, like bowel and ovarian, may be treated with the extracts found in medicinal plants. Included in Sept's guide are trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, horsetails, ferns and poisonous plants, with lists of therapeutic uses and a medicinal glossary.

BOOKS:

The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour 1999, 2009)
The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California (Harbour 2002)
Common Birds of Washington Oregon (Calypso, 2003)
Common Birds of British Columbia (Calypso, 2003)
Common Birds of Alberta (Calypso, 2004)
Common Birds of Ontario (Calypso, 2004)
Wild Berries of the Northwest (Calypso, 2005)
Common Wildflowers of British Columbia (Calypso, 2006)
Common Mushrooms of the Northwest (Calypso, 2008)
A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape Cod (Princeton UP, 2008)
Common Seashore Creatures of the Pacific NW (Calypso, 2008)
Animal Tracks & Signs of the Northwest: Alaska, Western Canada & the North Western United States (Calypso, 2012) $14.95 978-0-973981-95-7
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Northwest (Calypso Publishing/Sandhill 2014) $14.95 978-0-9739819-8-8
Common Birds of Interior British Columbia: Okanagan & Rocky Mountains (Calypso Publishing/Sandhill 2017) $14.95 978-0-9952266-0-9

Atlantic Seashore Field Guide: Florida to Canada (Stackpole Books)

Rocks & Minerals of Western North America (Calypso Publishing)

Common Birds of Interior British Columbia: Okanagan and Rocky Mountains (Calypso Publishing)

Common Birds of Southwestern British Columbia: Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island (Calypso Publishing)

Common Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest: British Columbia, Washington and Oregon (Calypso Publishing 2019)

Trees of the Northwest: Alaska, Western Canada & the Northwestern United States (Calypso Publishing)

Tropical Butterflies of the World (Calypso Publishing)

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest Alaska, British Colombia, Idaho, Washington and Oregon: A Guide to Common Edible and Poisonous Species (Quick Reference Publishing 2018)

Mushrooms of California: A Guide to Common Edible and Poisonous Species (Quick Reference Publishing 2018)

The NEW Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour Publishing, 2019)

[BCBW 2019] "Natural History" "Maritime"