Wednesday Evening Lectures Special Event

In A Patch of Goldenrod - Taking a closer look...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:00pm to 8:00pm


Free and open to the public!

Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve  In association with Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve. 

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.



Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.