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  Sierra Magazine
  November/December 2008
Table of Contents
 
  COLD SWEAT:
Ice Manliness Cometh
A Six-Dog-Power Engine
I (Heart) Snowshoeing
Skiing Yellowstone
Freeze-Frame
 
  MORE FEATURES:
Welcome Back to the World
Rotten Fish Tales
Big Fun in the Green Zone
 
  DEPARTMENTS:
Spout
Create
Enjoy
Hey Mr. Green
Smile
Act
Explore
Grapple
Comfort Zone
Mixed Media
Bulletin
Last Words
 
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Spreading Their Wings

By Dan Oko

Lepidoptera lovers have traded their nets for digital cameras, launched a Web site to track sightings across the country, and raised nearly $250,000 for a 100-acre butterfly garden in Texas. Now the members of the North American Butterfly Association are venturing where only the hardiest naturalists have gone before: into the world of politics. So far, the group has fought to preserve habitat in Pennsylvania and petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to put Florida's vanishing Miami Blue on the endangered species list. "Butterflies will bring a whole new constituency to the environmental movement," says NABA president Jeffrey Glassberg. To learn more, or participate in the sightings program, visit www.naba.org.

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