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Bookworms: "The Language of Butterflies"

Bookworms Nature Book Club: "The Language of Butterflies"
Posted on 04/20/2021
Just like the pages of a book, our natural world is full of wonder! Aurora Public Library, the city of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space Naturalist Team and the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership have partnered for a book club celebrating the beauty of our natural world!

Join us each month as we share stories, explore natural phenomena and discuss our monthly book selection. This book club meets virtually once a month as well as safely, socially distanced in-person at Morrison Nature Center so we can discuss while enjoying the beauty of nature firsthand!

Our next book club meetings are:
- In-person: Saturday, May 8, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Morrison Nature Center - we'll be looking for butterflies!
- Virtual: Wednesday, May 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m., WebEx

Bookworms is free to attend, but registration is required to receive the link to log on. Register here.

In May, Bookworms will be discussing "The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect" by Wendy Williams. "The Language of Butterflies" is available to borrow with your library card; additional copies are available through ProspectorClick here for a reading guide. 

"The Language of Butterflies" by Wendy Williams
Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for.

Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them.

Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible “butterfly biography” explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today. Touching, eye-opening, and incredibly profound, "The Language of Butterflies" reveals the critical role they play in our world.
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