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Adams to Share Passion for Butterflies, Moths at Lunch & Learn

September 11, 2012

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As a child, James Adams collected butterflies and moths instead of baseball cards. The Dalton State biology professor will speak of about his passion for lepidopterology in a Lunch and Learn program at Dalton State on September 20.

Dr. James Adams, Professor of Biology, will present “Butterflies and Moths: Not The Wimps They Appear To Be" at a Dalton State Lunch & Learn on Thursday, September 20, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The lunchtime program will be held at the College’s James E. Brown Center at the north end of the campus.

A world-renowned entomologist, Dr. Adams is the Dalton State Foundation's 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award honoree.

“I liked bugs from age two,” Adams says, “but I got serious about it at age nine or 10, when I started to take good care of the specimens. My mom started me collecting – it took big time. I didn’t collect baseball cards; I collected butterflies and moths.”

Adams completed his PhD at the University of Kansas, where he served as curatorial assistant for the university Lepidoptera collection, the first person to focus on it in almost a century. He came to Dalton State in 1990.

Reservations and advance payment are required by September 18, and may be made by calling 706-272-4473. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Those with questions are invited to contact the Dalton State Foundation by calling 706-272-4473.



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