Butterfly counts and money
Paul_Opler at nbs.gov
Tue Jun 24 15:43:20 EDT 1997
Jim: The participant fee is in line and is even less than
that charged by the Audubon Society for participation in the
Christmas bird count. Quite simply, the money is used to
defray the cost of the count publication. The money collected
doesn't quite cover costs, but sales of the publication
finish up the costs. It certainly not a profit-making
activity. For further breakdown, you might write Jeff a note.
This participant fee has nothing to do with collecting. As I
understand it, NABA itself does not have a policy against
collecting. If it did an avid collector such as myself would
not be a NABA officer. Jeff has his own feelings on this
topic but they should be put forward as a NABA policy [or
legislative goal--which I've never heard of].
I hope this helps.
Paul Opler, Count Co-editor and NABA V.P.
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