Doug Wechsler

PAL Member


Doug Wechsler is most at home knee-deep in a swamp or playing a camera-toting Tarzan in some snake-infested Jungle. But he also enjoys working with publishers and advertisers creating books, articles, or finding the appropriate photo to illustrate a concept or dazzle the readers. He is the author of 24 books on nature. A Research Associate of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, he often finds himself in the tropical forest, in pursuit of rarely photographed birds, insects, frogs and the forests surrounding him. As an ornithologist, wildlife biologist and life-long naturalist, Doug is intimately familiar with the subjects of his books


Blowholes Book Gills and Butt-breathers: How Animals Get Their Oxygen

The Cicadas Are Coming!: Invasion of the Periodical Cicadas

The Hidden Life of a Toad

The Really Wild Life of Frogs

The Really Wild Life of Snakes

The Really Wild Life of Birds of Prey

Bizarre Bugs

Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes

Bizarre Birds

Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool

Explore other members at SCBWI

Justine Luparello
Stephanie Friedman
Gabriella Vagnoli
Meghan Browne
Alexi Natchev