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Tim Van Deelen

Tim Van Deelen is Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, and graduated from Calvin College. From there he went on to the University of Montana and Michigan State University. He now studies large mammal population dynamics, sails on Lake Mendota, enjoys a good plate of whitefish, and gains hope for the future from terrific graduate students. 

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Colors

I climb the Canadian shield. Here where ancient gray rocks show their bare glacial polish and fall craggy into water.
Tim Van Deelen
August 31, 2023
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Day 3

I waded in, over the sandbar and up to my neck. There in the gentle waves, there in the near…
Tim Van Deelen
July 20, 2023
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Seeing Red

I love this frequent little trip. I can list little pleasures that I attend that are becoming rituals of place.
Tim Van Deelen
May 25, 2023
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Work Song

In the gray afternoon, I took the overbuilt treehouse down – backing out hundreds of deck screws driven in fifteen…
Tim Van Deelen
April 27, 2023
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Here

I watched the waves, just watched with no expectation. I saw rhythms and patterns form and then dissolve and then…
Tim Van Deelen
March 16, 2023