Our FREE In-store Seminars

They are 45 minutes to an hour long.

There is a limited number of seats are available - so signing up by phone or in person is

necessary.  No walk-ins will be able to attend.

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All seminars are begin on Saturdays at 10 am and, if there is an interest, a repeat

presentation may be given at 11:30.

 

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August 27 - Dr. Stanley Temple. Ph.D.  Retired Professor from UW.

ALDO LEOPOLD, PHENOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, was a keen observer of the natural world. Throughout his life he kept daily journals recording observations of seasonal events, especially those occurring at his beloved “shack” on the Leopold farm which was the setting for many essays in A Sand County Almanac. Leopold’s meticulous phenological observations have provided us with an unparalleled record of when plants bloomed, birds migrated and other natural events. Comparing his observations of hundreds of natural events to recent records helps us understand how climate change is affecting the ecological community. One lesson of Leopold’s journals is clear: For those who love nature and take time to observe it closely, keeping records enhances the enjoyment and value of our time and effort, both now and in the future. 
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September 3 - Brad Zinda

Bird Migration
September is the principal month for the fall migration and Brad will discuss this phenomenon.  This presentation is just as applicable for the spring migration too.
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Nov. 19 - Paige Hall (of the International Crane Foundation)

Cranes of the World
This presentation will. include an introduction to all 15 crane species found throughout the World with a particular focus on the two species found in Wisconsin.
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More to come.