NABA and butterfly watching

Phil Schappert philjs at
Mon Jun 28 10:53:47 EDT 1999

On 18 Jun 1999 23:28:08 -0700, janature at (John Acorn)
>Speaking of Glassberg's editorial, here's the part that surprised me: 
>"Modern butterflying began in the mid 80's with the switch from nets to
>binoculars by members of the New York City Butterfly Club."  Perhaps for him
>it did, but despite the impression he gives, he and his friends did not
>invent the idea of watching butterflies.  I have always given credit to Bob
>Pyle for launching "modern butterfly watching," and his books were written
>before the mid 80's, and originated in Washington state, as far as I know. 
>His writings were my own inspiration, and at the time I had never heard of
>the New York Butterfly Club.  Perhaps the word "modern" has a peculiar,
>elitist meaning here, and one that is at the heart of the problem we are

Hear, hear! My thoughts exactly...


Dr. Phil Schappert

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