Bruce Bacon graduated from the UW Stevens Point with a BS in Wildlife Management and Biology and a minor in Environmental Law Enforcement. He worked for over 34 years with the Wisconsin DNR in Wildlife Management and Wildlife Research. Bruce’s research began in South Eastern Wisconsin, followed by time at the Mead Wildlife Area and waterfowl research in St. Croix and Polk Counties. The last 20 years Bruce spent in the Mercer area concentrating on raptors.
Bruce will discuss the biology of osprey, population status, history of management in Wisconsin and the specifics of the Iron County osprey project. Factors, both historic and current, that affect osprey populations along with insights from a 3-year study where cameras were positioned on osprey nests offering a unique perspective on this raptor.
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Dinner and a Speaker
Discover the hidden stories behind the scenery of Wisconsin’s State Parks with author Scott Spoolman. During this presentation, Scott will share passages from his latest book: Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History. In this captivating book, Scott takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. The author tells stories of events and processes that shaped Wisconsin’s landscapes, including volcanic eruptions, invasions by ancient seas, crushing glaciers, and centuries of erosion. The book includes one or more trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history up close for themselves. Scott will have a limited number of books on hand for purchase.
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