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lead such a life as the children that chase butterflies in a meadow -- Thoreau Aug. 24, 1845

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To those who have arrived at this web page after reading a certain book wherein (to my surprise and puzzlement) I am described as getting mad, this characterization and the account in that book of my sampling for claimed missing Concord species are incorrect, and key facts are omitted. For a view on species disappearance differing from what is in that book, please read my 2014 Phytoneuron article and the introduction to my online Vascular Flora of Concord, Massachusetts. An illustrated version of my preliminary article on this subject is here.

See my biographical sketch of Minot Pratt and the related story of Minot's new grave marker and discovery of unknown photos of Anna Alcott and her husband, Minot's son, John Bridge Pratt posted here. I have transcribed and annotated Anna Alcott Pratt's charming and moving diary at Houghton Library which is posted here


In my retirement I am a Harvard University Herbaria Associate continuing to pursue botanical research on New England floristics (see atlas) and my online Vascular Flora of Concord, Massachusetts.

Also, for fun, I read about quantum gravity and cosmology and chase other butterflies, such as my lovely wife, Erika, a nature artist and local edible mushroom expert.

We have been thriving for six years on the whole-food, plant-based, no-oil, diet shown by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD to be the best for cardiovascular health.

My volunteer activities also include being a regional reviewer for the Flora of North America Project.

Ray Angelo and wife, Erika

http://www.ray-a.com/ -- Revised: March 9, 2018

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