Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Overseer of Butterflies

Author and biologist Bob Pyle coined the term "extinction of experience" and has been an inspiration to all trying to reconnect people (children) with nature. Read The Thunder Tree for more.

In Bob's latest essay in Orion, he discusses his plans for this year--to travel the country as the Overseer of Butterflies. Being one of the world's experts on butterflies, I think it's a great fit. Bob's been a colleague in our conservation work for several years now, so if he comes through VA, we'll buy him dinner.