Appetizer Potluck, Board Election, My Life Among Urban Wildlife – November 15

November 15

Everyone is invited to bring a tasty appetizer or snack to our November potluck.  Our members always bring the most delicious treats to our November chapter meeting.

At this meeting we will elect our Board for 2019:

President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer

We are seeking candidates for these offices and encourage you to contact us if you are interested.  Send an email letting us know which office you’re interested in: contact@bigriverbigwoods.org.

Gordon Dietzman will give a presentation on My Life Among Suburban Wildlife

There are hidden savannas, prairies, and forests in our backyards and parks. They are replete with predators and prey, herbivores and carnivores, parasites, and parasitoids in a network of life not unlike, in some ways, the savannas of Africa or the prairies of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. But one has to look closely to find this diversity. This is a world dominated by humans that have destroyed or modified the habitats of a myriad of animals. Some disappeared under the onslaught of blacktop and manicured lawns, but others have adapted to our of backyards and parks and life there can be diverse. Gordon will share his adventures among that wildlife and the places that support them.

Gordon Dietzman grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Wisconsin where he spent much time observing wildlife and creating wildlife habitat.  The love of the out of doors led him to a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in environmental interpretation. He has worked at the International Crane Foundation where he led education programming at ICF’s headquarters in the Baraboo, Wisconsin area, but also worked on endangered species issues and preservation in Southeast Asia. He currently works as a park ranger with the National Parks Service.

Date:  November 15
Time:  6:30 pm to 7 pm informal sharing and social time, 7 pm to 8:30 pm presentation
Place:  Autumn Grove Park, 1365 Lydia Avenue West, Roseville, MN

photo of Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman