BF thru Bins-West by Jeff Glassberg

Paul Cherubini monarch at
Sun Jun 17 20:45:02 EDT 2001

Dameron, Wanda wrote:

> Jeff certainly gets my admiration and applause not only for his
> tremendous books, but the entire package of putting NABA 
> together and promoting publicity about butterflies...

Today while looking over some leps-l archives I noted the following
interesting comments Bruce Walsh made about NABA last year:

"It's a bit ironic that the only opposition to NABA seems to come from
other butterfly enthusiasts. It's also ironic that some NABA members 
object to the very thing that allowed for guide books in the first 
place --- collecting."

"Perhaps its best put this way --- I know of NO members of the Lep. Soc
who object to individuals who want to exclusively be involved in butterflying
gardening or observation only.  However, there are (again, hopefully few,
but alas, starting at the top) NABA members who strongly object to
collecting.  It is this asymmetry that is the source of the friction between the
groups.   Its simply a pro-choice issue:  I'm all for individuals deciding
just how they want to study butterflies and to given them all the
encouragement possible.  There is no "best" way, but rather a number of
ways that nicely compliment each other."




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