Upcoming Presentations, Book Talks and Appearances


August 8, 2019, Schaumburg Public Library, book talk and signing

Past Events and Appearances

March 21, 2019, Morton Arboretum, Book Discussion



Image result for wild things conference logoFebruary 23, 2019 — Wild Things Conference, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ’til it’s Gone — Protecting the Natural Lands of Illinois.” University of Wisconsin Press will be selling copies of the book at the conference.


Image result for wild ones rock river valley logoJanuary 17, 2019 — Wild Ones Rock River Valley, Book Discussion and Book Signing.

November 28, 2018 — Seminary Co-Op/57th Street Books, presented in partnership with the University of Chicago Program on the Global Environment, Book Discussion facilitated by Sarah Fredericks, Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics, University of Chicago

November 5, 2018 — John

Wesley Powell Audubon Society & Illinois Wesleyan  Biology and Environmental Studies Program, Book Discussion

October 24, 2018 — Natural Areas Association Conference, George B. Fell Award Banquet Speaker, Indiana University, Bloomington

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October 4, 2018 — Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Appreciation Event, Presentation and Book Talk

June 14, 2018 — Morton Arboretum, Leafing Through the Pages book group discussion

September 20, 2018 — Southland Green Drinks, Presentation and Book Talk

May 5, 2018 — Illinois State Historical Society, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

March 29, 2018 — Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Book Talk

February 15, 2018 — The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter, Book Talk

March 1, 2018 — Prairie State Conservation Coalition, Book Talk

November 4, 2017 — Pullman National Monument, co-sponsored by Historic Pullman Foundation, Book Talk and Signing

October 11, 2017 — Chicago Public Library Carl Sandburg Awards Dinner.

August 12, 2017 — Volo Bog State Natural Area “Of Books and Bogs” Book Discussion

June 15, 2017 — The Conservation Foundation, Book Talk and Signing

June 9-10, 2017 — Printer’s Row Lit Fest

May 7, 2017 — 1590 am WCGO, the Mike Nowak Show Radio Interview

May 5, 2018 — Illinois Environmental Council/Sierra Club Illinois, Book Talk and Signing

April 27, 2018 — Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI, Book Talk and Signing

April 25, 2017 — Wisconsin Public Radio Interview

April 20, 2017 — Metropolitan Planning CouncilThink and Drink” Book Talk and Signing

March 21, 2017 — Natural Land Institute Annual Dinner — Keynote Speaker and Book Signing