To the editors:

After just finishing Jerry Sullivan’s Field & Street article on the ethics of entomological collecting [May 28], I marvel that, by far, my best source of hard information on the ecology of this place in northeastern Illinois that I call home is a free weekly that I pick up from a bin on South Michigan Avenue. I consider myself a devoted environmentalist, with particular interest in natural areas, and I subscribe to the glossy publications of Audubon, Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, and the Wilderness Society, yet it is Sullivan’s every other week dose of news and commentary concerning our local ecosystem that is my real link to knowledge and understanding of this world. I really respect and value this column.

Larry Hodak

N. Mozart