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Founder, Author, Lepidopterist
Robert Michael Pyle - Xerces Society

Dr. Robert Michael Pyle founded the Xerces Society in 1971read the full story here. Dr. Pyle is a biologist and the author of several books, including Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest (co-authored with Caitlin C. LaBar), Magdalena MountainWhere Bigfoot WalksNabokov's Butterflies, and other works of poetry and fiction. He lives in an old Swedish farmhouse in Gray’s River, Washington.