I fear that I will forget someone when I name names, but these people have been wonderful and supportive, each in their own way. First, my dad (Ranger Bob) for inspiring me with a love of nature. My mom for making me do multiplication table flash cards, penmanship, tying my shoes and algebra. She taught me the persistence and dedication needed to succeed.
Thank you to Mark Wilson for sharing his art and inspiration. To John Galluzzo for being incredibly supportive and for his humor keeping things light. Sue MacCallum and all of the Audubon staff and volunteers have been fantastic to work with. Thank you to the cookie brigade, Ellen Adams, Veronica O’Neil and Michelle and Anthony Galluzzo.
To all of the photographers and birders who have accompanied me on the long walks and given me updates on the latest sightings, especially Hans Zimmern. Thank you to all of those who have helped me get the word out: Jane Lopes, Amy Davies, Karen Blair, Lisa Cuchara, Jacqui Mysliwiec, Carol Smith and Tim Kelley. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, attends my workshops and purchases my prints. Thank you to all of the friends I have made along the way.
Thank you most of all to my wonderful wife Brenda. She is incredibly supportive and patient. Without her, I don’t know where I would be. Brenda makes everything more beautiful!