Monarch Butterflies: Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join Cary Institute for a presentation by Cornell University professor Anurag Agrawal. 

Agrawal will discuss his new book, Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution.

Lethal in high doses to humans and other animals, only monarch caterpillars can stomach milkweed nectar – and they rely on it alone for sustenance. In a story of toxin versus predator, milkweed and monarch make for unlikely yet perfectly-suited allies.

Discover one of nature's most fascinating evolutionary relationships and gain insight into the future of monarchs – which are threatened and in decline.

Monarchs and Milkweed is the winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award and one of Forbes' top 10 biology books.


Cary Institute auditorium
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Millbrook, NY

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