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PPSOC Speakers at Fall Meetings

For the first several years, fall speakers were members of the PPSOC including Vivian Maxson, Tim Keller, Margaret Knight, Clint Strang, LyleCrowe, Randy Nyboer, George Bouska, Linda Graber, Pete Sciacsek, and Thelma Carpenter.

After 1985, speakers at the fall meeting were the following:

Cassandra Rogers, biologist, IL Dept. Transportation, slide/tape program “Tallgrass Prairies of Lee County.”

Ray Skow, “Plants Through the Seasons at the Freeport Prairie Nature Preserve.”

David Barrow, NIU, “Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity: The Rhetoric of Restoration.”

Alan Branhagen, Deputy Director of Resource Development, Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, “Butterflies of Northern Illinois.”

Dr. Scott Robinson, Illinois Natural History Survey, talk on the results of recent bird surveys in Lowden-Miller State Forest.

Ann Haverstock, Morton Arboretum’s Environmental Education & Illinois Nature Conservancy’s breeding bird monitor at Nachusa Grasslands, “Mammals in Winter.”

Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk, Professor of Biology, Augustana College, “Introduction to Ethnobotany of the Prairie.”

Randy Woessner, wildlife photographer, slides on the birds and mammals of northwest Illinois.

Ed Stirling, Executive Director of the Natural Land Institute, Rockford, discussion on NLI’s recent acquisition of Nygren Wetland.

Marc Miller, Watershed Organizer for Prairie Rivers Network, discussion of the value of healthy rivers, rivers in history, & effects of technological changes on rivers.

Randy Nyboer, IL Dept. Natural Resources Natural Heritage Regional Administrator, “Loess Hill Prairies of Illinois.”

Lloyd Hornbostyl, Roscoe Township Trustee, “Planning for Development.”

Mike Engel, wildlife biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “The Karner Blue Butterfly and Its Habitat.”

Jerry Paulson, Executive Director of Natural Land Institute, “The Nygren Wetland Preserve.”

John Walk, entomologist, Freeport, “Exotic Dancers.”

Todd Tucker, Byron Forest Preserve naturalist,  the prairie of BFPD.

Randy Nyboer, “What I Found at Lost Mound.”

Richard Benning, Youth Education Coordinator, Severson Dells Environmental Education Center, Rockford, “Nature and the Human Spirit.”

Debra Carey, Lee County Natural Area Guardians, “Ryan Wetlands and Sand Prairie in Lee County.”


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