Alana is the co-founder of the NABA-Atala chapter (in West Palm Beach, Florida) and co-creator of the acclaimed Edwards Butterfly Garden in Del Ray Beach, Florida. An avid butterflier for the past 20 years, she was the lead coordinator for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service sponsored survey of rare and endangered South Florida butterflies conducted by NABA.
Jeff is a director and president of the North American Butterfly Association. He has followed butterflies since he was 5 years old living on Long Island, New York. He detoured to take an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, then worked at Stanford University and Rockefeller University. In 1981 he invented DNA fingerprinting and cofounded a biotechnology company (Lifecodes) that commercialized this technique. Jeff is a past-president of Xerces Society, the author of the Butterflies through Binoculars field guide series, the author of A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of North America, the editor of the through Binoculars series (including Caterpillars, Dragonflies and Wildflowers) and the author of Butterflies of North America (Barnes & Noble). His book A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico & Central America is the first complete guide to the butterflies of Mexico or to any Central or South American country. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1993 and is a member of the New York bar. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biosciences at Rice University.
Andrew Neild is the author of Butterflies of Venezuela and has led numerous butterfly tours to Ecuador, to Venezuela, and to other countries in the Neotropics. Born in London, where he currently resides, he has lived throughout the world, including in Venezuela for a period of three years. He has been studying Neotropical butterflies for more than thirty years. Andrew is a Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum in London.
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