lepidopterists have anything to learn from ... birders ?

Mike Quinn ento at satx.rr.com
Sun Apr 7 18:21:19 EDT 2002

There is one tidbit of knowledge to be gleaned from 100 years of birding,
and that is without the 100,000+ birders there would only be a few 100

Take away the birders and there would be very little public support or
funding for ornithological research and conservation.

If funds were commiserate with need (instead of with popular appeal) then
North American freshwater mussels would get the lions share of research
funding, not birds.

Mike Quinn
New Braunfels, TX
ento at satx.rr.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Gatrelle
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 11:42 AM
To: mothman at nbnet.nb.ca; leps-l at lists.yale.edu
Subject: Re: Moffers cf. Birders


I don't think lepidopterists have anything to learn from or emulate in
birders.  We have been doing fine in our own field for hundreds of years.
(I did not just say birding or birders are bad.  They are fine.  I am
saying we don't need them to teach us or be telling us all the time what we
lepsters need to be, or do, like them.)

Ron Gatrelle


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