The Wandering Lepidopterist

By Eric Wagner, High Country News
August 4, 2008

It’s a sadly typical spring day in Seattle, all scudding clouds and spitting rain even though the forecast promised sun. On top of that, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle has some bad news. “Marsha won’t be joining us,” he says. I’m sorry to hear it. Marsha has been at Pyle’s side for more than 30 years, and sometimes he refers to her as his second wife. I’d looked forward to meeting her, but it appears that I’ll have to wait. Why? “She’s a little torn up,” Pyle says.

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