Live via videoconference, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020
When Europeans first arrived in southeastern Wisconsin, they found a landscape unlike any they had seen previously. Neither prairie nor forest, today we call it the Midwest Oak Savanna, an ecosystem that remains something of a mystery unfolding. Our savannas were, essentially, lost to disturbance before the science of ecology had even been invented. What plants truly belong to the oak savannas? In the absence of widely agreed-upon indicator species, we’ll take a few tentative steps toward identifying a flora of the so-called fine-textured-soil savannas of northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.
We are not charging a fee to participate, but will gratefully accept any donations. Offer what you feel it to be worth, in accordance with what you can afford. Advance registration is required and will be limited to the number of participants we can accommodate online. We are presenting via video conference so that we can see one another’s smiling faces (and pandemic haircuts!).
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information on how to register.
As we plan more online educational programs for the weeks to come, we’d love to hear from you with ideas for topics or guest speakers.
As always, thank you for your support of Kettle Moraine Land Trust. We’re still your partner with nature, working to protect and care for the lands and waters we cherish. And all of us here wish you good health and well being!