The Language of Butterflies

The Language of Butterflies

Tuesday, June 7
7 p.m.
Phipps Theater
$15 member, $18 nonmember

New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives in her latest book "The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect." The Washington Post called it “glorious and exuberant.” What are their lives really like? Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of the butterflies. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving technology. Williams will reveal the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. A book sale & signing will follow the presentation.  

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