Winter 2020 Lectures

Firelines: Midwestern Prairie Restoration

black and white panoramic photo of prescribed fire
Tending Firebreak, © Jill Metcoff

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Lecture: 7 p.m.
Book signing: 8 p.m.

Jill Metcoff and Mike Mossman will discuss the Midwestern prairie and the use of intentional fires to maintain the ecosystem and landscape. Blending photography, conservation biology, ecology, and personal history, their interdisciplinary work celebrates the union of visual art and scientific method. The evening will include an introduction to fire management at the Arboretum. Jill’s large-format black-and-white photographs of prescribed burns in central and southern Wisconsin will be on view in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery during March and April.

Jill Metcoff is an analogue black-and-white photographer who documents land use, natural habitats, rural communities, and regional histories. Mike Mossman is a conservation biologist, ecologist, and historian.

Winter Enrichment Lectures

The Arboretum’s long-running Winter Enrichment series offers lectures for naturalists in the greater Madison area as well as for volunteers, friends, and interested public. The ten-week series runs January to March. See the Winter Enrichment page for more information.