Wildlife ecologist Scott Craven will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the presentation is free and open to the public,
Craven will discuss both the positive and negative aspects of how wildlife interacts with people.
He will describe bird songs and wildlife activity in the backyard, feeding and providing habitat for wildlife.
Craven will also examine how wildlife can cause damage to gardens and shrubs, as well as become a nuisance.
Craven attended the University of New Hampshire and earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He moved to Madison in 1972 to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin where he earned both a master’s degree and doctorate in wildlife ecology.
As a graduate student, Craven worked in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and in 1977 appeared on the Marlin Perkins’ television series, “Wild Kingdom” for a show filmed at Horicon Marsh.
He was on the UW faculty for 32 years and has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio for 25 years.
Now retired, Craven speaks about wildlife at programs and workshops around the state.
Carolyn Gusmer of Waupaca sponsored this program.
The library is located at 107 S. Main St., Waupaca.