In the month of October we met Frank Caruso, Professor of Plant Pathology at U Mass in Cape May.
I was there.
It was unusually warm for October. Frank is sporting jeans. Cute Husband, zip-offs.
I don't recall ever seeing Dan is zip-off pants. Although, Dan is also a musician. I have never seen Billy Idol or Britney Spears in zip-off pants.
Well, not these kind of zip-off pants.
No zip-offs, but note other birders sporting them. Paul Baicich, author of A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds.Paul wears jeans.
I'll test this tomorrow when I bird with him in 80 degree weather.
New birders at Keswick Hall. I don't see any zip-offs.
North Dakota. Jeans 3. Zip-offs 2.
So, Doris, the zip-off pant issue...
My theory is that the wearing zip-off pants is a deeply personal issue.
It may be weather dependent. It may be a birder's creative license.
But, our research shows that jeans are also acceptable birding attire.
Doris, I think the best advice we can give you is to keep birding and keep wearing some sort of pants while birding.