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2023 Spring Speaker Series Recordings and Resources

Many thanks to all who joined us for the 2023 Spring Speaker Series, and to our speakers for sharing their stories, wisdom, and humor. If you weren’t able to make it but still want to see the talks, you can find all of the recordings and recommended resources right here.

Biodiversity: The Language of Wilderness

Ecologist Janet McMahon shares how old and wild forests act as lifeboats in the face of extinction, habitat loss, and climate change.


Great Trees and Forests of the Northeast, Past and Present

Bob Leverett, co-founder of the Native Tree Society, and Monica Jakuc Leverett give a virtual tour of treasured trees and forests in New England and New York. A must-see for all tree-huggers!


  • The Old Man and the Tree (Smithsonian Magazine)
  • Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery edited by Mary Byrd Davis
  • The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast by Bruce Kershner and Robert T. Leverett (out of print)
  • Nature’s Temples: A Natural History of Old-Growth Forests, Revised and Expanded by Joan Maloof
  • Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest by Joan Maloof
  • Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests by Joan Maloof
  • The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof
  • Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Forests to visit

And more…

by Bob Leverett
by Bob Leverett
September 21-23, 2023 at Moultonborough, NH (Lake Winnipesaukee)

Protecting Half of Earth for All Life

Dennis Liu of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation tells the stories of charismatic creatures, discusses how protecting one species often benefits others, and invites us to do what we can to support the miraculous species we love and need.