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Saturday February 10, 2018

Times: 10 - 11:30 am

Founding Fathers: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf
Wow! What a pleasant surprise! Expecting a polite story about early American countryside and the horticultural peccadillos of a few founders, I was instead blown away by this mas-terfully crafted narrative of potent people, politics and their plants. Wulf's work is rare blend of the introspective, the scholarly and the entertaining, that does justice to both sub-ject and reader, balancing weighty historical narrative with colorful anecdotes and analysis that surprise and inform with the turn of each page. Wulf's talent is the ability to blend the meaningful and the meandering, like the very countryside walks she details between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, with effortless prose that I am sure is anything but, her tal-ents conspicuous, her affinity and passion for subject even more so. Bravo Ms. Wulf, Bravo!


Volo Bog State Natural Area
, IL

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E-mail: dnr.volobog@illinois.gov

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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