In order to celebrate Aldo Leopold’s profound and seminal contribution to our contemporary conservation ethos, the public is invited to the Arboretum Visitor Center for a reading of selections from A Sand County Almanac and other works, Saturday, March 1 (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM). Scheduled readers include Madelyn Leopold (granddaughter of Aldo Leopold), Ron Seely from the Wisconsin State Journal, Linda Brazill from the Capital Times, and Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.
Following the readings, participants can muse upon Leopold’s vision with guided walking tours of the Arboretum. Tours begin at 1:15 PM.
The Madison Reads Leopold events are free and open to the public.
The Arboretum Visitor Center is located at 1207 Seminole Highway.
The following day, March 2, whet your appetite with a pancake breakfast at the Riley Tavern and more Leopold with a discussion and presentation by Professor Emeritus, Stanley Temple. His presentation will speak to Leopold’s conservation work and its influence upon private land use and restoration efforts in the Riley area.