• Snow showers and sun on Curtis Prairie in January
  • The invasive ‘jumping worm’ (Amynthas agrestis) Read more…
  • Jim Stewart presents his Sense of Wonder photographs in the Arboretum gallery for the months of January and February.


  • Arboretum Is Recruiting Volunteer Restoration Team Leaders

    Restoration team leaders are an essential corps of land care volunteers. They teach and supervise other volunteers at weekly restoration work parties. Apply by March 16 – the Arboretum’s extensive training program begins in late March. Read more »

  • Naturalist Notes Winter Water

    Our purpose on this tour was to discover some of the forms water assumes in winter. Read more »

  • Arboretum Hiring a Curator for Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

    The UW–Madison Arboretum is hiring a curator for Longenecker Horticultural Gardens! LHG is Wisconsin’s premier collection of woody ornamental plants – an unparalleled resource for teaching, study, and public enjoyment. Read more »

  • Phenology Walk

    Public tour – “Phenology” – 4th January, 2015 Informally, I have been known to define “phenology” as “the art and science of noticing things in nature”. That’s not far off … Read more »

  • Glacial Geology of the Arboretum

    Want to find a hot spot to get your fill of glacial geology? Dane County is the place you want to be. Drumlins, kettles, ground moraines, end moraines, glacial lakes, … Read more »

  • Conifers

    Seventeen people strolled among the conifers in Longenecker Gardens on the afternoon of 2014’s winter-solstice day. The temperature was cordial, for this time of year in this location. … Read more »