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Local Author, Naturalist and Educator, John Bates

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Bates

The Boulder Junction Public Library presents local author, naturalist and educator, John Bates, on Thursday, July 14, 7 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center. John will be discussing “July in the Northwoods: A Cornucopia of Life!”

The word “season” comes from the Old French “saison” and the Latin “sation,” both of which mean the act of sowing. The fundamental act of planting was tied so directly to how well one could read seasonal signs that the word and the act became one! It was also tied to understanding the when’s, why’s, and how’s of a myriad of other seasonal signs, from when various species of fish began to spawn, to when birds were laying eggs, to when they migrated, to when various fruits came ripe, and on and on.

July is smack dab in the middle of the summer season. What’s blooming, fruiting, hatching, fledging, thriving or barely surviving right now? Attend John’s presentation to find out!
John Bates is the author of ten books on the Northwoods and Upper Midwest, and a contributor to seven others. John has been featured on Wisconsin Public Television several times and has been a frequent guest on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has worked as a state forest naturalist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and owns Trails North, a naturalist guide service. He also conducts outdoor classes for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Nicolet College, the North Lakeland Discovery Center, and many others. For 31 years he has written a biweekly column, “A Northwoods Almanac,” for the Lakeland Times in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For questions and further information, please call the library at 715-385-2050 or email [email protected]


July 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Boulder Junction Community Center
5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States
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