Tuesday, May 6, Bob & Linda Guiliani of Guys & Dolls Photography will be presenting a program on Isle Royale National Park at Jay’s Sporting Goods from 6 to 7 pm. There is no fee for this program but a donation is requested. All monies raised will be donated to the depot fund for its restoration.
Isle Royale has been in the news recently with regards to the wolf population on the island. The moose/wolf interaction is the longest on-going research of predator/prey relationships. Once nearing 50, the wolf population is currently thought to be only 8 adults with 2 or 3 pups. The recent freezing of Lake Superior had many thinking (perhaps wishing) that wolves might cross from the main land to the island. However Rolf Peterson, researcher for many years, indicated that there would be a greater tendency for the wolves to leave the island. One lone wolf did leave the island this past winter and was found dead on the shores of Minnesota. There has been much discussion and input on whether to import wolves to the island to help sustain the wolf population or to let nature takes its course. A major reason for the population drop of the wolves is due to in breeding. Park Superintendent, Phyllis Green, has said that no action will be taken this year. The moose population is currently near 1000.
Bob & Linda have visited the island over 30 times and have been teaching a photo workshop on the island for the past 6 years. Their slide/talk program will entertain and educate you about this island belonging to the people of Michigan.
Help support the depot restoration by attending this program and at the same time learn about the beauty of Isle Royale National Park.