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Of Monarchs and Milkweed: A Story of Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation - Arnold Arboretum - Lecture

Monday, December 04, 2017

Anurag Agrawal, PhD, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University.

What if your host truly didn't want you to visit? Found you intolerable, in fact; and didn't want you to stay? You'd think that you'd be kicked out, but that isn't the case with monarch butterflies and the common milkweed that supports their life cycle.

Using striking visual imagery, evolutionary biologist Anurag Agrawal will speak about some of the natural history of monarchs and milkweed, the cultural importance of milkweeds toxins, and the current predicament of monarch declines. Dr. Agrawal is an award-winning scientist and educator, who has delved deeply into the coevolution of plants and animals.

His book, Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, will be available for purchase and signing.

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 7:00pm
Cost: $10, free for students and Arnold Arboretum members

Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
All information is subject to change.

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