A Salute to Mike Flynn

The council enjoyed reading Mike’s letter and would like to share it with you.

May 16, 2017
Dear Secretary of the Linnaean Society of New York,

My name is Michael B. Flynn, an elderly birder and longtime member of the Linnaean Society of New York (1937).

I've recently moved to a new location in EI Paso, Texas, with my elder daughter and my son-in-law, Bonnie and Stanley...

Just a few days ago I was fortunate to spend a day birding and butterflying in the high desert of nearby New Mexico.



May 25, 2017
Dear Mr. Flynn,

Congratulations on your move to El Paso. We have updated your records as you have requested. We will continue to send you the annual program of events so that you can keep tabs on us in NYC!

Thank you for your 80 years of membership and support. Looking at our roster, your membership holds the record. Clearly, birding and butterflying are the key to longevity. The proof is also in the wonderful pictures you sent.

I wish you much happiness (and many new species for your life list) in El Paso.

Lydia Thomas, Secretary