Enjoy these 5 nature books we've enjoyed in the past months.
At the Aldo Leopold Foundation, we call them our neighbors, as each fall a large portion of Central Wisconsin’s sandhill cranes congregate on the islands and sandbars in the Wisconsin River near the Leopold Shack. What do we call these beautiful birds?
Discover what types of soil conservation measures are being taken today in Green Bay.
Volunteers converge on the sacred grounds of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in southern Wisconsin to reclaim Maa Wákąčąk (Sacred Earth) and sow the seeds of a renewed prairie ecosystem, blending cultural resilience with environmental restoration.
Explore Aldo Leopold's 1921 quest for "The Finest Gun in the World," a special-order A.H. Fox shotgun, and the enduring connection between the renowned conservationist and avid hunter.
Les Stroud’s career has taken him to the far reaches of the planet. He recently described to us how Leopold has inspired him, as well as what he hopes to inspire in others through his music.
To the uncurious eye, the land around the LPMR is simply another gem in a state full of natural beauty. But just a peek into the natural history of central Wisconsin reveals a story so immense, it seems fit for a blockbuster film.
The extinct passenger pigeon is the main focus of Leopold's essay, but it is also his most thoughtful commentary on the larger issue of human-caused extinctions as a symptom of our tragic relationship with other species.
If a species is believed to be extinct but, in fact, still survives, that could have tragic consequences that hasten the species’ eventual demise, such as no longer protecting its critical habitat.
The Phoenix, a bird of Greek mythology, was destroyed and reborn in fire. A symbol of rejuvenation and long life. In the myth of the Phoenix, our wild turkey represents profound truth.
The big, fluffy, charismatic bumble bees often get people’s attention, but the dominant bee species in Minnesota and Wisconsin are actually tiny sweat bees measuring just the length of a pinky nail, along with their cousins, the green metallic bees. Learn about them here!
On Friday, May 20th 2017, we hosted a free lecture at the Leopold Center by John Attig and Eric Carson to share an overview of the geology of the Wisconsin River. Enjoy a summary of their talk here.
While there’s no doubt that people enjoy the sights and sounds of birds at a feeder, what about the birds? Does winter bird feeding really do them any good? Or can it actually harm them?
Many small birds cope successfully with winter — a feat they accomplish through physical, physiological, and behavioral mechanisms.Their fundamental challenge: to maintain body temperature by increasing the production, and reducing the loss, of body heat.
Aldo Leopold’s land ethic idea is extremely relevant in today’s society, but understanding the land ethic can be difficult. This post will take a closer look at the basic tenets of Leopold’s idea and explore how we can better understand and apply land ethics in our own lives.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation was founded in 1982 with a mission to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold, awakening an ecological conscience in people throughout the world.