NOT the collecting debate :-)

Chris Durden drdn at
Mon Jun 21 19:19:31 EDT 1999

At 05:22 PM 1999:06:21 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm curious, is there anyone on Leps-L who has never purposefully collected
>a butterfly (or other insect) and who also wasn't a birder or a gardener
>before getting into entomology?
>Mike Quinn, Donna, TX
  I was not a birder in my youth. It was my job to crawl inside the chicken
coop and scrape it clean. I took many years before I began to appreciate
birds. I used to think of them as pesky predators of butterflies.
..........Chris Durden

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