From the Desk of the Publisher
EUGENE L. BRILL is a landscape, nature, wildlife, and travel photographer and author. He is the publisher of The Wannabe Naturalist magazine. He does not hold a PhD in environmental science, botany, or another scientific field, however he is a dedicated student of nature, as well as an avid gardener, sustainable landscape designer, and photographer. Although Eugene does not speak with the vocabulary of taxonomic groupings, species, and genera, he can communicate clearly with “Joe Public” in language easy to understand—thanks to his MBA in business/marketing and mentoring of startup entrepreneurs. Eugene is constantly improving his ability to translate science into plain English. He loves to share knowledge about nature, and he believes that Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) is real, agreeing that “forest bathing” (fully clothed, of course . . . ?) makes us happier, healthier, and more creative.