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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 10:15:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: linda pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: RE: [MassLep] New Code of Ethics now on the MBC webpage

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excellent and significant question.

Linda


Linda Pivacek, Nahant, <lpivacek...>

> On July 1, 2019 at 9:52 AM Bruce deGraaf <brucedegraaf...> wrote:
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> Hi Steve,
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> I reviewed the Code of Ethics and have questions and concerns regardi=
ng reporting species that are supposed to be reported only their county loc=
ation. I have taken numerous walks in Shrewsbury where I have seen one or m=
ore of the species restricted to county level reporting plus additional oth=
er species. Am I supposed to issue a single report that cites the county wh=
ere I saw all the species seen or two reports, one for those that are OK to=
list by city and second for species restricted to county level reporting? =
For someone like me who concentrates on locations, primarily in Shrewsbury,=
perhaps all my reports should only be at the county level since it would b=
e easy to assume my report was from Shrewsbury or the places that I frequen=
t. If all my reports are by county, are we losing some fidelity regarding =
the distribution of butterflies in our state? I have to also wonder if we a=
re actually revealing a rare species location if we report by the city leve=
l.
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> For now, I have held up reporting my reports from this year until I f=
eel confident about how these sightings should be handled.
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> Thank,
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> Bruce deGraaf
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> Worcester County, Massachusetts
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> From: Barbara Volkle mailto:<barb620...>
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 7:30 PM
> To: <MassLep...> mailto:<MassLep...>
> Subject: [MassLep] New Code of Ethics now on the MBC webpage
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> Hi all: For the past year the officers and others have been working o=
n a
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> Code of Ethics for our members.
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> I want to thank all of the officers and Garry Kessler for their input
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> and help in arriving at a place where we think we have balanced the
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> somewhat competing needs of our members for up-to-date information (a=
s
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> well as assisting in the Club's record keeping) as against possible
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> threats to our scarcer butterfly species.
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> Please take a look at the Code which can be found at
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> massbutterflies.org, then hitting Club Information and then Butterfly=
ing
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> Code of Ethics (where you can choose to receive it as PDF or Word).
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> Let us know if you have any questions.
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> Thanks.
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> Steve Moore
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> President, MBC
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</head><body><p style=3D"font-size: 12pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sa=
ns-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">excellent and significant question.<br><=
/p><p style=3D"font-size: 12pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; =
color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Linda<br></p><p style=3D"font-size: 12pt; font-fam=
ily: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><br></p><p styl=
e=3D"font-size: 12pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; color: rgb=
(51, 51, 51);">Linda Pivacek, Nahant, <lpivacek...><br></p><blockquo=
te type=3D"cite">On July 1, 2019 at 9:52 AM Bruce deGraaf &#60;brucedegraaf=
@gmail.com&#62; wrote: <br> <br><div class=3D"ox-dae720767a-WordSection1"><=
p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">Hi Steve,</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-=
MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">I reviewed the Co=
de of Ethics and have questions and concerns regarding reporting species th=
at are supposed to be reported only their county location. I have taken num=
erous walks in Shrewsbury where I have seen one or more of the species rest=
ricted to county level reporting plus additional other species. Am I suppos=
ed to issue a single report that cites the county where I saw all the speci=
es seen or two reports, one for those that are OK to list by city and secon=
d for species restricted to county level reporting? For someone like me who=
concentrates on locations, primarily in Shrewsbury, perhaps all my reports=
should only be at the county level since it would be easy to assume my rep=
ort was from Shrewsbury or the places that I frequent. &#160;If all my repo=
rts are by county, are we losing some fidelity regarding the distribution o=
f butterflies in our state? I have to also wonder if we are actually reveal=
ing a rare species location if we report by the city level.</p><p class=3D"=
ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">For=
now, I have held up reporting my reports from this year until I feel confi=
dent about how these sightings should be handled.</p><p class=3D"ox-dae7207=
67a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">Thank,</p><p =
class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">Bruce deGraaf</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767=
a-MsoNormal">Worcester County, Massachusetts</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-M=
soNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><div sty=
le=3D"border: none; border-top: solid #E1E1E1 1.0pt; padding: 3.0pt 0in 0in=
0in;"><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal" style=3D"border: none; padding:=
0in;"><strong>From: </strong><a href=3D"mailto:<barb620...>">Barba=
ra Volkle</a><br><strong>Sent: </strong>Friday, June 28, 2019 7:30 PM<br><s=
trong>To: </strong><a href=3D"mailto:<MassLep...>">MassLep@goog=
legroups.com</a><br><strong>Subject: </strong>[MassLep] New Code of Ethics =
now on the MBC webpage</p></div><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;=
</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">Hi all: For the past year the offi=
cers and others have been working on a</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNorm=
al">Code of Ethics for our members.</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal"=
>&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">I want to thank all of the =
officers and Garry Kessler for their input</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-Mso=
Normal">and help in arriving at a place where we think we have balanced the=
</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">somewhat competing needs of our me=
mbers for up-to-date information (as</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal=
">well as assisting in the Club&#39;s record keeping) as against possible</=
p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">threats to our scarcer butterfly spe=
cies.</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae7=
20767a-MsoNormal">Please take a look at the Code which can be found at</p><=
p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">massbutterflies.org, then hitting Club =
Information and then Butterflying</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">C=
ode of Ethics (where you can choose to receive it as PDF or Word).</p><p cl=
ass=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNorm=
al">Let us know if you have any questions.</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-Mso=
Normal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">Thanks.</p><p class=
=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal"=
>Steve Moore</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">&#160;</p><p class=3D"=
ox-dae720767a-MsoNormal">President, MBC</p><p class=3D"ox-dae720767a-MsoNor=
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