Robert Michael Pyle

ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE grew up and learned his butterflies in Colorado, where he fell in love with the Magdalena Alpine and its high-country habitat. He took his Ph.D. in butterfly ecology at Yale University, worked as a conservation biologist in Papua New Guinea, Oregon, and Cambridge, and has written full-time for many years. His twenty-two books include Wintergreen (John Burroughs Medal), Where Bigfoot Walks (Guggenheim Fellowship), and Sky Time in Gray’s River (National Outdoor Book Award). He lives in rural southwest Washington State and still studies butterflies.


He is the author of:

Magdalena Mountain: A Novel
Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide Updated with Fresh Experiences and Finds
Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays
Sky Time in Gray’s River


Author photo: David Lee Myers