Widely recognized as the world’s foremost expert on monarch butterflies, Lincoln Brower of Sweet Briar College, will be at The Wild Center for a free presentation.
For more than half a century Professor Lincoln Brower has been investigating the biology of the monarch butterfly. Many of the widely known facts about monarchs which are presented in biology classes and nature documentaries have come out of his research on the monarch butterflies’ chemical defense against predators and the ecological chemistry of the butterflies’ interactions with their milkweed hostplants.
In this lecture, copiously illustrated with photographs ranging from electron micrographs to satellite images, Professor Brower will present a first-person account of his field expeditions and lab explorations, and describe the current conservation issues that threaten the butterflies’ unique migration and wintering biology.
The event is made possible by the generous support of AdkAction.org and by Wild Center supporters.