The thought of a summer without a John Bates talk was too depressing so we asked John to create a video recording of his talk! This video is on our YouTube channel and available to everyone at no charge. Click HERE to view the video. Please let us know if you have any questions for John and he would be glad to answer them! Questions can be sent to John’s email address at the end of the video or to the library at [email protected] For more information, please call the library at 715-385-2050.

“Stitching Continents Together: The Phenomenon of Bird Migration”. Every autumn over 5 billion birds from nearly 500 species migrate across the northern hemisphere. In northern Wisconsin, the fierce winters force most breeding birds to seek warmer climes or risk death. Where do they go? How do they navigate? What are the risks? Where can I witness some of the greatest migrations in action? Come gain a deeper insight and appreciation for the wonders of migration!