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John Bates

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. His most recent non-fiction book is Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin (And Where to Find Them). He’s worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin’s Northwoods for 30 years, leading an array of trips all designed to help people further understand the remarkable diversity and beauty of nature, and our place within it.