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By Whitney L.J. Howell
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  • A day for Darwin

    Steve Nowicki will speak on “What Bird Songs & Bird Beaks Can Tell Us About Evolution,” a presentation for Darwin Day, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Education Center in Chapel Hill, off Old Mason Farm Road. The event is free to attend, but registration is needed for attendance planning. Details/registration: www.ncbg.unc.edu/lectures.

    The event honors British naturalist Charles Darwin, born Feb. 12, 1809 – the same day as Abraham Lincoln. Darwin is best known for proposing the theory of natural selection, which holds that plant and animal species evolved over time due to their struggle for life.

    Darwin died April 19, 1882. The website for the International Darwin Day Foundation ( www.darwinday.org) lists Darwin Day events scheduled around the world.



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