The Aldo Leopold Foundation will be closed to the public for a private event on Saturday, September 24.

Fall Virtual Event Programming Guide

Explore the many exciting programs hosted by the Aldo Leopold Foundation this fall. Details and registration links are below.

Phenology with Stan

Leopold, Phenology, and YOU Virtual Event

How can tracking the everyday happenings in our own yards contribute to our understanding of climate change? Join Dr. Stan Temple for this classic virtual event, Leopold, Phenology, and YOU. Dr. Temple will guide you through the history of  Aldo Leopold and Nina Leopold Bradley’s own phenological practices, which illuminate how climate change can affect natural cycles in our own favorite green spaces. 2023 Phenology Calendar creative director Emily Oyos will be your host for the evening.

What is phenology, you ask? Phenology is the study of natural patterns and cycles incited by seasonal changes. Did you notice the first geese returning in March? First bloom of lupine in May? That is phenology! If you have a curiosity about the natural occurrences happening around you, this event is for you. Plus, each registrant will receive a coupon for the upcoming 2023 Phenology Calendar, and three lucky participants will win a FREE calendar!

Register today to learn how to be a more active observer of the world around you.

Doug Tallamy

Restoring “Good Oak” Communities Virtual Event

What makes an oak tree “good”? Doug Tallamy demystifies the main player in Aldo Leopold’s “Good Oak” essay in A Sand County Almanac in his new book, The Nature of Oaks. Join Doug on November 10th at 7 PM CST to explore the importance of oaks in complex ecosystems and understand how YOU can contribute to their health in your natural communities. My Wisconsin Woods coordinator Catie Geib will be your host for the evening.

Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 41 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His books include Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, The Nature of Oaks, winner of the American Horticultural Society’s 2022 book award. In 2021 he cofounded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari. His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Allegheny College, The Garden Club of America and The American Horticultural Association.

Register today.

Virtual Event Sandhill Cranes… in your living room!

Did you miss our in-person tours this year, or do you want to relive the sights and sounds of the Sandhill crane migration? Join us on December 12, 14 or 15 at 7 PM to bring thousands of cranes right to your home.

Dr. Stan Temple guides you through the history of the Sandhill cranes AND you get a peek into how the Aldo Leopold Foundation stewards the land to keep the cranes coming back year after year. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to sit back, relax, and witness the spectacle of 10,000 cranes.

Register here.


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