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“The Secret Lives of Monarchs”, Film Screening and Release Party
Thursday | March 27, 2014 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden | 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720
Come preview the newly released “Secret Lives of Monarchs, ” A film by Bill Levinson. Monarchs, like their royal namesake, have a flashy life as they they show off in public with flamboyant colors and dazzling aerobatics. But they also have a private life they just a soon keep secret as preying eyes might catch them in a vulnerable situation. But these mysterious aspects of their life are revealed as the camera snoops in when they eat their way out of their egg, consume their own flesh, and squeeze their head from its exoskeleton. How does a caterpillar shed its skin while hanging from a twig? How does the pupa poop? Find out in this amazing film.
There will also be live specimens on view, an informative introduction to the film by Garden docent, entomologist and “Caterpillar Lady,” Sally Levinson, treats, live harp music and an opportunity to purchase the film.
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