Lily the baby loves bright hummingbirds, clapping, musical windchines, evening primrose, yummy yogurt, dog kisses and reading books. This picture book resonates to all little ones.
As a wildlife photographer and writer, I connect people with nature through photos and stories. My goal as a photographer is to create appreciation for the beauty and fragility of this planet, especially water ecosystems, such as the rivers in Wisconsin, the lakes in Minnesota, the estuaries in Florida and the disappearing glaciers in Antarctica. My photographs have been exhibited in juried art galleries in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida, and published in books, calendars, and newspapers. The children’s books I create are designed to enhance interest in the natural world and conservation. As a former K-12 reading teacher, professor and co-leader of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University, I understand the connection between science and literacy. I have published over 80 articles, three books and numerous photographs and won awards from state, national and international associations. See Amazon for other children's books, such as Spirit of the Swan.