Conservation Conversations

Our new virtual lecture series features local experts and authors who inspire us to get involved in conservation.

These online Zoom events are free for Sycamore members and a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Not yet a member? You can join today with a donation of just $40 or more, and help us protect land and restore habitat, for Forever.

Carroll D. Ritter: “Magnificent Trees of Indiana” – June 23, 2022


On June 23, 2022, Carroll D. Ritter will join our Conservation Conversation lecture series to discuss his new book Magnificent Trees of Indiana and how it can be an inspiration to appreciate our grand forest heritage. Featuring the fascinating history of Indiana’s trees, remaining old-growth forest pieces and the state champions, along with trees of stunning beauty and unique forms stimulated the creation of this book. The objective was to create not another field guide, but an enjoyable, educational read, complimented by beautiful photography.

Doug Tallamy: “Nature’s Best Hope” – January 27, 2022 (Recording now available)


Ben Goldfarb: “Dam It! How Beavers Can Save the Planet” – March 10, 2022 (Recording now available)


Nate Engbrecht: “Amphibians and Reptiles of the Beanblossom Creek Valley” – May 12, 2022 (Recording now available)



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