The Impending Extinction of Natural history

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Subject: The Impending Extinction of Natural history
From: "Robert Read" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 09:03:58 +0930
Anthea Fleming in Melbourne wrote
> Most of the Scouts etc I have spoken to had no idea that one COULD carry
> out studies of what a caterpillar will turn into. Some had seen emerging
> butterflies on TV, and that was all. >
In this vein we were rather surprised that two guests, young women from the
UK age 18 and 31, had never seen a butterfly chrysalis.  The older was a
keen walker with a claimed interest in natural history.  I suspect that the
same would apply to many urban Australians.

Robert Read
Alice Springs

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