Leisurely Lessons in Ecology
Copyright©2012 Bob Ballantyne
Published by The Educational Publisher at Smashwords
This book is dedicated to my wife Nancy. Who tolerates my many days in woodlands and fields, and on lakes and streams; and also tolerates my many toys, more expensive than those of boys:
fishing rods, sporting arms, and canvas pants; boots, waders and the like, as well as computers, a gps, a microscope, and the beagles
we’ve owned over the years!
Acknowledged are the efforts and encouragement of my son Scott, without whom this book would never have come to fruition, and also Walt Young, editor of Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, who, alone among the several magazine editors I knew, took a chance with my monthly column known as “Eye On The Outdoors,” five years work which is the basis for this book.