Old-growth forests touch the soul of many people. Despite the remarkable emotional appeal and scientific value of old-growth forests, only 0.3% of Wisconsin’s old-growth forests remain. Nevertheless, these scattered, small parcels still retain their ability to amaze hikers with their diversity, complexity, and beauty. Learn more about the magic of old-growth forests and how you can find them using Bates’s rigorously-reseached book.
Naturalist John Bates will discuss his latest book, Our Living Ancestors: the history and ecology of old-growth forests in Wisconsin (and where to find them) at the Mercer Library on June 25. 2018 at 6:30pm.
The program is free and open to all, and light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information, call the Mercer Public Library at 715-476-2366.