Margaret Warner Morley (1858-1923) was a famous American biologist, educator, photographer and writer. She was well educated, graduating from New York City Normal College, now Hunter College, in 1878, then studying at Armour Institute in Chicago, now the Illinois Institute of Technology, and at Woods Hole Marine Laboratories in Massachusetts. Afterwards, she embarked on a career in teaching, which took her to several schools. She was an author of many works for children on nature and biology and she used to illustrate many of her books with accurate and detailed drawings. Her works include: A Song of Life (1891), Flowers and Their Friends (1897), Down North and Up Along (1900), Little Wanderers (1900), The Insect Folk (1903), Little Mitchell: The Story of a Mountain Squirrel (1904), The Renewal of Life: How and When to Tell the Story to the Young (1906), Donkey John of Toy Valley (1909), The Carolina Mountains (1913) and The Apple-Tree Sprite (1915).