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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a Science Sunday lecture by Rick Sammon and Alan Chin-Lee that explores their collaborative butterfly book “Flying Flowers” from 2-3 p.m. on Feb. 13. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During the discussion, Sammon and Chin-Lee will show photographs from the book and give participants tips on how to get their own work published. A book signing will follow the lecture. The book includes more than 70 color photographs and notes on butterflies from around the world and is available for purchase in both museum gift shops.

Sammon is a published photographer and author who hosts the Digital Photography Workshop series on the “Do It Yourself” network. His photographs have been published in dozens of nature and photography magazines, as well as major newspapers around the world. Chin-Lee is the Butterfly Rainforest manager at the Florida Museum’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and an amateur Lepidoptera photographer.

The Florida Museum also will offer a new program for children during the lecture, “Sunday Snoop.” Adults can take a break and enjoy the lecture while museum staff entertain children ages 4-10 for an hour with fun activities and a guided tour. Registration for “Sunday Snoop” is $5 and pre-registration is required. When book signings are held after a lecture, children are returned to parents at the end of the lecture portion of the program. For more information or to register for “Sunday Snoop,” call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or visit

Writer: Kristin Ede
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