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In A Patch of Goldenrod

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States (map)

Co-sponsored by Madeline Island Museum

Photo by Huw Williams

Photo by Huw Williams


Wednesday, August 1, 7:00pm
Madeline Island Museum
Free and Open to the Public

Speaker: Larry Weber, Teacher of 40 years, naturalist,
author of many books of the North Woods.

To many of us, goldenrods are seen only as the growth of tall yellow-flowering plants that appear along the roadsides and in the fields of late summer. We seldom stop to take a close look or discern the different species.

These perennials are fascinating hosts to a diverse group of visitors: insects, spiders, mites, slugs, snails, tree frogs and more.


Larry Weber has recently retired from a 40-year career as a science teacher. He taught students from seventh grade up to graduate school. His awards include the Minnesota Secondary Science Teacher of the Year in 1993 and the National Biology Teacher Association's Middle School Life Science Teacher of the Year for 1998. 

Larry writes a weekly phenology column for a local newspaper, presents phenology updates for two radio stations and is a regular contributor to the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. He lives with his wife on an old farm in Carlton County, Minnesota where he watches, photographs and writes about critters.