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Botanist to give natural history lecture June 30

UGA botanist Robert Wyatt will present the third talk in the Natural History Lecture Series June 30 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.

His lecture, “Sex in the Garden,” is open free to the public. It will be preceded by a reception with coffee and cookies.

A tongue-in-cheek presentation about various facets of plant reproduction, the lecture uses real-world examples to stimulate thinking about plant reproduction, while simultaneously entertaining the audience with comparisons and contrasts-some rather far-fetched-to animal, including human, reproduction.

Wyatt was a professor of botany and ecology for more than 20 years and still retains an adjunct appointment.

The Natural History Lecture Series is organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit organization that supports and advances the mission and programs of the museum by increasing public awareness, supporting service and outreach programs, fundraising and mobilizing other resources. The series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden.