Doug Wechsler is a nature photographer, author, and naturalist. He takes his inspiration from forests, swamps, and seashores as well as his own backyard. By showing the wonders of nature and their humorous side, Doug hopes to motivate his readers to deepen their interest in their natural surroundings. His twenty-two books for children include Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes, Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool, and titles on birds, bugs, and snakes. Doug’s photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife, and Smithsonian Magazine. He works at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. To read more about Doug and see his photographs, visit www.dougwechsler.com.