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NCBTS Fall Annual Meeting Announcement

August 22nd, 2009 by NC BTS

The 2009 Annual membership meeting of the NC Bartram Trail Society will be held on Saturday, September 19 in the Canon Lounge of the Morse Science Building on Warren Wilson College campus in Swannanoa, NC.

This year’s keynote lecture is by Dr. Jim Costa, Executive Director of the Highlands Biological Station and Professor of Biology at Western Carolina University. The lecture is entitled “Darwin and Dixie”.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Costa is the well-known author of The Other Insect Societies, which explores the social structure of insects such as beetles, caterpillars, cockroaches, mantids, membracids, and sawflies. In his Commentary, Dr. Edward O. Wilson proclaimed the book “will henceforth be the standard reference work on the subject.” And just this year, Dr. Costa cemented his position as a Darwin scholar with his book The Annotated Origin. Publishers Weekly declares his “thoughtful and informative notes enable readers to gain a much fuller appreciation for Darwin’s genius and breadth of knowledge.”

Even with his busy schedule, Dr. Costa finds time to lend his expertise to the NC Bartram Trail Society. He has been a member of the board since 2007. Invaluable contributions include Bartram exhibits at Highlands Biological Station and display panels that tour libraries and museums. Please join us as Dr. Costa pulls together science and history to explore the intriguing connections between Bartram and Darwin for the NCBTS annual meeting.

Driving Directions to Warren Wilson College Campus

If you are arriving by car via I-40 from areas west of Asheville, take Exit 55 in East Asheville, turn left and go under the interstate. Go to the first traffic light (at the intersection with US-70/Tunnel Road), and turn right onto US-70. On US-70, go 1.5 miles until you reach the next traffic light and turn left onto Warren Wilson Road. Travel about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus. Turn right at the South entrance. You will pass the library and the Morse Science Building is on your right.

A campus map is accessible online at:

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