Erin Gettler is an author, naturalist, and photographer with a deep love for the ecological treasures found in cities and suburbs, and the wild places that surround and twine among them. Her curiosity and infatuation with the natural world took root in the hours she spent up in trees and out in gardens as a child, as well as afternoons spent buried in encyclopedias and field guides. She lives on Long Island, New York, where she combs the woods and beaches for birds, blooms, and bugs. She writes at her blog, The Familiar Wilderness, and teaches natural history and photography workshops throughout Long Island. Her first book, the Bird Watcher’s Digest Butterflies Backyard Guide, was published in January 2017 by Cool Springs Press.