A Year at a Beaver Pond: Observation from One Little Dynamic Ecosystem

Bethel Home

Wildlife expert Al Cornell describes his detailed observations of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and insects after spending more than four hundred hours in blind overlooking a beaver pond near La Farge. His book, A Year at a Beaver Pond, includes field notes and thousands of photos that tell the story of this dynamic little ecosystem.

Writing through Barriers

Vernon Memorial Hospital 507 S Main St, Viroqua, WI, United States

Autistic Somali writer Said Shaiye, and poet Cynthia Marie Hoffman, whose latest volume explores her OCD, will read from their work, and discuss how their work is informed and shaped by their exceptionalities.

Author reading: Christina Clancy

Eagles Club 216 S Rock Ave, Viroqua, United States

Christina Clancy will read from and discuss her novels The Second Home, set partially on the east side of Milwaukee, and Shoulder Season, a novel that takes place in 1981 in Lake Geneva.

How One Civil War Brigade Earned Its Metallic Moniker

Vernon County History Center 410 S. Center Ave, Viroqua, WI, United States

Eric Schlehlein tells the heroic and bloody story of the Iron Brigade. Composed of three Wisconsin regiments, an Indiana regiment, and (later) a Michigan regiment, this unit suffered the highest percentage of casualties of any Union brigade during the Civil War while achieving unparalleled success on the battlefield.