Cross the moat to discover carnivorous plants, devious orchids, shimmering dragonflies, buried treasure, ripening jewels, and a floating floor. It sounds like fantasy, but it’s all science! Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist Emily Stone will give a guided tour of the botany, chemistry, ecology, and mysterious depths of a special local wetland in her community.

Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Museum

Recorded May 1, 2020.

Emily M. Stone is a naturalist by birth, training, profession, and passion. Her childhood spent as a “mud and water daughter” in northeast Iowa led to a degree in outdoor education from Northland College and a Field Naturalist Masters from the University of Vermont. As the Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, Wisconsin, Emily writes a weekly “Natural Connections” column published in more than a dozen local and regional newspapers, including the Duluth Reader. She has earned multiple Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Four image collage of a coniferous bog, shrub carr wetland, sedge meadow, and ridge and swale.

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