Entomologist to speak At Oct. 14 OLLI Brown Bag Lecture via Facebook Live


Courtesy of OLLI

Dr. Michael L. Williams, Professor Emeritus of Entymology, will present “The Monarch Butterfly: America’s Best Known Butterfly” at OLLI’s Alabama Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series. The presentation will be streamed via Facebook Live on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m.

In this presentation, Williams will discuss the history of the Monarch Butterfly including its biology, migration patterns and conservation efforts and will bring you up to date on the current status of Monarch populations.

Williams is Professor Emeritus of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University. He served as Chair of the Department from 1999-2006. He retired in 2012. He taught insect identification, insect morphology and landscape entomology and conducted research on the taxonomy of scale insects and management of pests of ornamental plants during his 39 year tenure at Auburn. He was elected an Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America in 2011 and remains active in the profession of Entomology.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) hosts its Fall Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series from 12 to 1 p.m. via Facebook Live on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page, facebook.com/OLLIatAuburn. The program begins at 12 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge. 

OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, 1031 South College St., Auburn, Alabama. 

For more information regarding this event or to learn about becoming a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service sssistant or sponsor, contact Shawnee McKee, OLLI Administrative Support, at 334-844-3146, olli@auburn.edu or visit OLLI’s website (olliatauburn.org).


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