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Robert Michael Pyle

Noted lepidopterist and writer Robert Michael Pyle is the founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the founding chairman of the IUCN/SSC’s Lepidoptera Specialist Group. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time biologist and the author of 20 books, including Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal, Chasing Monarchs, Mariposa Road, and two collections of poetry. His works on butterflies include The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, Handbook for Butterfly Watchers, and The Butterflies of Cascadia.