ARBORETUM NEWS (ANNOUNCEMENTS)

Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Join us on Saturday June 8 1:30 p.m. to meet the Author. Professor William Tishler, author of “Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature” will give a 30-minute presentation with time for questions and book signings. The book is an anthology of Jensen’s most significant yet lesser-known articles, including a “Saturday Evening Post” piece that enabled him to reach the largest audience of his publishing career. The scope of Jensen’s thoughts represented in this collection further solidifies his contributions to the American conservation movement and perpetuates his philosophy that nature is significant in people’s lives.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.