Robert Michael Pyle

Robert Michael Pyle

Robert Michael Pyle has been an independent, full-time biologist, writer, teacher, and speaker for more than 40 years. After completing his doctorate degree in Lepidoptera Ecology and Conservation from Yale, he went on to publish hundreds of articles, essays, papers, stories, and poems, and 22 books—including Wintergreen, The Thunder Tree, The Audubon Guide to North American Butterflies, and Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature. His writing has received numerous awards, including a John Burroughs Medal and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Beloved by students on three continents, Robert Michael Pyle continues to share his enthusiasm for butterflies, grapple with the threats to nature at large, and expand his writing interests.

Photo by David Lee Myers