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John Abbot and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County!

August 24, 2016
Did you know that Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly?
 
Check out some of these species tomorrow at the event: John Abbott and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County!
 
Where: The Special Collections Library Auditorium
When: Thursday, August 25th @ 5:30PM
 
What is this event all about?
 
2015 was the hottest year in human history!! In his talk, Dr. James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology, will discuss anthropogenic climate change and conservation in Georgia and Athens-Clarke County. The stunning diversity, including rare species, of butterflies found in Tallassee Forest, the newest of the county’s conservation areas, will be on display. In this lecture, he will announce a major new discovery of the presence of three lookalike species of Pearly Eye butterflies within the county’s Tallassee Forest. The presence of three virtually indistinguishable, but genetically distinct, species at the same time and in the same place is almost unheard of outside the tropics!
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