Wed, Jan 18|
Journey of a Thousand Lifers
Join our speaker, Bill, as he takes us on his around the globe adventures to see well over 1,000 species of birds during our monthly program.
Time & Location
Jan 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
Stevens Point, 1519 Water St, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA
About the Event
Bill Volkert was the naturalist and wildlife educator for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Horicon Marsh for 27 years, where he conducted more than 3,700 education programs for over 220,000 people. His broad audiences included 66 delegations of scientists from 43 countries who came for professional training. In his personal time, he has traveled widely in search of world’s birds and the wild places they inhabit. His travels have taken him throughout Central and South America, across the Canadian Arctic, to Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Borneo, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Mongolia. Bill has been watching and studying birds for over 40 years and in his travels has sighted nearly 4,000 species (more than 1/3 of the world’s birds). To facilitate his studies, he is also a federally licensed master bird bander, with the Bird Banding Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey. Bill and his wife, Connie, make their home in the northern Kettle Moraine area of east-central Wisconsin. Here they work together to restore and manage a series of native plant communities on their land, including an oak-hickory forest, a planted prairie community and native plant nursery, and manage various types of wetlands. On the land, they have now identified more than 650 species of plants and animals, including 207 species of birds. Join our speaker, Bill, as he takes us on his around the globe adventures to see well over 1,000 species of birds during our monthly program. ALAS programs 2022-23 are FREE and open to the public. The presentation will be offered in a hybrid format. Onsite at the Lincoln Center (1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI) or on Zoom at 7pm, Wednesday, January, 18th. By registering, you will receive an email reminder for the talk.ALAS programs 2022-23 are FREE and open to the public.