Did you know there were dinosaurs in Deerfield? Have you heard about the endangered turtles? Or the 300-year-old trees?

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we learn about the plant and animal life around us with Nan Buckardt, Director of Education at the Lake County Forest Preserves. Hear how, in Nan’s words, “the land shapes the people, and the people shape the land.” You’ll also learn what makes each of the preserves around Deerfield unique: Ryerson Woods, Prairie Wolf Forest Preserve and Dog Park, and Berkeley Prairie Forest Preserve.

Find out more about the Lake County Forest Preserves, the Dunn Museum in Libertyville, or the Hike Lake County program on their website LCFPD.org.

We hope you enjoy our 20th episode! Each month we’ll be releasing an episode featuring a conversation with a dynamic guest with a Deerfield connection. Learn more about the podcast on our podcast page.

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