Our Living Ancestors

July 20, 2019
Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to Find Them
Old-growth trees dominated Wisconsin's forests prior to European settlement. Ecologists estimate that between two-thirds and three-fourths of Wisconsin's forests lived into their old age. What we see 150 years later is a far cry from what our forests once looked like, but some remnants still flourish. How and why did this happen, what are the values of current old-growth, and what could be a future vision for old-growth forests in this area? Author and naturalist John Bates will answer these questions for us and copies of his new book will be available for purchase after the talk. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cable Natural HistoryMuseum. Thanks to Redbery Books for their support! Donations welcome.  For more info call 715-798-3890 or go to cablemuseum.org.

Date: 
Jul 20
Venue: 
Cable Natural History Museum