Madison Reads Leopold at UW Arboretum

The gnarled branches of the Jackson Oak extend their reach at the UW–Madison Arboretum in early February, one of several winter scenes from the place where Aldo Leopold conducted vital ecological research. Photo: © M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal

The gnarled branches of the Jackson Oak extend their reach at the UW–Madison Arboretum in early February, one of several winter scenes from the place where Aldo Leopold conducted vital ecological research. Photo: © M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal

‘There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.’

“With those words from conservationist and author Aldo Leopold, the start of the Foreword to A Sand County Almanac, naturalist Kathy Miner will kick off the annual Madison Reads Leopold event Saturday at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

“In its 11th year, Madison Reads Leopold features a mix of local citizens, celebrities, scientists, professors, writers, naturalists, teachers and more reading from Leopold’s acclaimed writings.

“‘There is no bad Leopold, as far as I’m concerned,’ Miner said of the man who was the first research director of the Arboretum upon its dedication in 1934. ‘The writing is just wonderful.'”

Read the full Wisconsin State Journal story by Andrea Zani, March 4, 2016

See the Madison Reads Leopold page on our website for a full event schedule.

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