Thursday, September 18, 2008

Western Moths color proofs

Today I received most of the color proofs for the Moths of Western North America as well as the proofs for all of the black and white line art. This all looks really great! Can't wait to see the book!

Washington Weekly interview

Yesterday, September 17, I was interviewed on the Washington Weekly radio program. I was asked several questions about current protection of endangered species, and the about the politics of endanagered species protection. You may find out about the program at or download it from I-Tunes. The interviewer did mention several times that I am contributing to a DVD being produced by MasterVision "Butterflies: Common and Endangered." This is a double DVD with one part of common North American Butterflies and the other on all U.S. Endangered and Threatened Species. Jim Ebner and Peter Kreutzer are doing all of the technical editing. It should be a wonderful contribution!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Paul Opler's blog

Finally, in early August, 2009, all of the chores in preparation of our book Moths of Western North America were submitted to the editors at the University of California Press in Berkeley.
The book is now offically in production and is in the process of being copy-edited and put into pages. The book is anticipated to be published in May 2009 at a price of $75. Jerry and I both feel the book will be an overwhelming bargain at this price! More than 2000 species of western moths are discussed and illustrated. There will be 64 color plates, most of which were prepared by Jocelyn Gill in Ottawa, Canada. She is a master at preparing such masterpieces, and several other moth books have benefited from her expertise.