B.C.-born botanist Bill Merilees of Nanaimo was educated at UBC. A past president of the Vancouver Natural History Society, he wrote Attracting Backyard Wildlife (Whitecap, 1989) as a joint initiative of the Federation of B.C. Naturalists and the B.C. Environment Ministry. He also wrote Newcastle Island: A Place of Discovery (Heritage House, 1998) and The New Gardening for Wildlife (Whitecap, 2000).

[BCBW 2004] "Gardening" "Local History" "Natural History"