We have some great lectures lined up for our 18th year of this series, starting with a program on white-tailed deer. The racks of bucks aren't built to last, falling off every spring only to regrow each summer. They grow back more impressive than before. How do these amazing ornaments "know" how to grow? To find answers we'll do a little exploring in the science of evolutionary developmental biology. The presenter, Dr. Jason Davis, is an Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Director of the Honors College at Radford University. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior from Emory University. He is co-director of Radford's Ecophysiology Research Lab, where his work focuses on the physiological and behavioral mechanisms that animals use to adapt to a complex world. The Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Proceeds go to help fund educational programs in the park. Additional dates for the 2020 Winter Lecture series include February 9, March 8 and April 5.