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Robert Michael Pyle

Robert Michael Pyle

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Robert Michael Pyle is a professional writer and lepidopterist living in Grays River, Washington. He was born on July 19, 1947 in Denver, Colorado. He attended The University of Washington (B.S. and M.S.) and Yale University (Ph.D., School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1976). He has published 17 books, including Wintergreen: Rambles In a Ravaged Land which won the 1987 John Burroughs Medal and Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year. Other awards include The Washington State Book Award (2008) and The National Outdoor Book Award (2007) for Sky Time in Gray's River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place. He has published hundreds of papers, short stories, poems and essays in many magazines and journals. Pyle wrote the popular column “The Tangled Bank” that appeared in Orion Magazine and Orion Afield and was published in book form as The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion. Pyle is active in many organizations including the Xerces Society. He has also served as butterfly conservation consultant for Papua New Guinea and as Northwest Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy.

Bibliography:
  • Pyle, Robert Michael. Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael. Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael. Sky Time in Gray's River: Living For Keeps in a Forgotten Place.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael. The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael. Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael.  Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael.  The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael.  The Audubon Society Handbook for Butterfly Watchers.
  •  Pyle, Robert Michael.  The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael.   Handbook for Butterfly Watchers.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael.   Walking the High Ridge: Life as Field Trip.