Patch was an entomologist, author, and an aphid specialist. She was the head of the Entomology Department at the University of Maine from 1904-1937. In 1930, she was elected the first female president of the Entomological Society of America. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree from the University of Maine, and a PhD from Cornell University (1911).
"This is a book about plants and animals."--author's introduction. First published in 1926, this book was designed to inspire children to study, enjoy, and respect nature.