The man who probably knows more about monarch butterflies than anyone else in the world will be the featured speaker at this year’s Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture.

For nearly 60 years, Lincoln Brower, a research professor of biology at Sweet Briar (Va.) College, has investigated the biology of the monarch butterfly. In fact, many of the widely known facts about monarch butterflies, which are presented in biology classes and nature documentaries, have come out of his research.

“The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the Ridgeway Center’s Shoenberg Theater at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Academy of Science of St. Louis.

For more information, call (314) 516-6202.


  • Occurred Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 pm


Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110


Myra Lopez-UMSL Senior Information Specialist