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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Author Rick Cech will share facts and photos from his book “Butterflies of the East Coast: An Observer’s Guide” from 2-3 p.m. April 23 as part of the Florida Museum’s Science Sunday lecture series. During his presentation in the Lucille T. Maloney classroom, Cech will discuss both common and rare butterflies and their complex behavior. Following the lecture, he will offer a book signing. Books are available for purchase in the Florida Museum Collectors Shop.

Science Sunday allows adults to enjoy stimulating lectures while children are entertained with free, age-appropriate activities on related themes guided by Florida Museum docents and staff. Children will be returned to parents following the lecture and prior to the book signing.

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