To the Editor:

As a new season begins, I want to express my appreciation for the “Earth Matters” column. Robert Miller’s well researched, beautifully crafted essays never fail to present timely information, sharpening readers’ awareness of the natural world.

From news about invasive plants and insects, to charming details about the symbiotic relationship of squirrels and oak trees, Miller presents an abundance of “news we can use,” as well as reasons to wonder.

Thank you for giving him an ongoing platform in your paper.

Deborah Gobble Lewine