Charlie Leck is Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University where he taught Ornthology, Ecology, and Natural History courses for 30 years. A naturalist with many interests, he has been a birder since boy scout days. His research interests included behavior of neotropical migrants.
Mary is a botanist who’s been interested in wetland seed ecology and soil seed banks beginning in 1976. The focus of her studies is the tidal freshwater wetland along Crosswicks Creek. While at Rider University, Mary taught botany courses including Modern Plant Biology, Field Natural History, and Marine Botany; she is currently Emeritus Professor of Biology.