Arboretum News

Transitions

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

Our walk began as it remained for the rest of the afternoon – warm, sunny and beautiful. Early on, the larger group of nearly 45, split into two. Samantha Nagy led the other crew whilst I headed toward Teal Pond with my own. The program, entitled “Transitions,” ... Read more »

  • Call for Artists EXTENDED DEADLINE Arboretum Steinhauer Trust Gallery Exhibits 2015

    SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 :: ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Arboretum is now accepting proposals for artwork to hang in the Visitor Center gallery in 2015. Deadline: April 28, 2014. A juried committee will ... Read more »

  • Early Spring Migrnats

    SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    What a long cold and snowy winter! Today could be the first 60 degree day since last October, almost five months of cold. Not only ... Read more »

  • End of Winter

    SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Although the vernal equinox, an occurrence symbolizing rebirth and fertility, happened just three days ago, today’s temperature hovered just above 30 degrees Fahrenheit and the ... Read more »

  • Looking for the Green

    SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    On Sunday’s walk, WE SAW A PILEATED WOODPECKER AND A BARRED OWL!!! What else is there to tell, really?? But seriously. Here’s more of the story: ... Read more »

  • Phenology and Signs of Spring – Really

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    This winter has been so cold that we might find ourselves questioning if spring really will come. Before we headed out on our hike ... Read more »

  • 9th Annual Madison Reads Leopold
    is March 1, 2014

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014

    As part of the Madison area’s celebration of Aldo Leopold Weekend, the UW–Arboretum will host its 9th annual free public reading of Leopold’s work. Read more »

  • Life in Winter

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Holding true to this winter’s weather trends, the day was cold, but we did have the sun shining during this tour. The much-appreciated brightness ... Read more »

  • UW-Madison Arboretum Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 :: ANNOUNCEMENTS

    In late November 2013, the presence of Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed on the city of Madison’s north side. Anticipating the Emerald Ash Borer’s arrival, ... Read more »

  • Halfway to Spring

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Don’t say we didn’t warn you! “It may not feel much like spring yet,” said the tour description. And indeed it didn’t – ... Read more »

  • Glacial Geology of the Arboretum

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    The Ice Age of the past 1.5 million years had a huge hand in shaping and defining the landscape of Dane County. Read more »

  • Animal Signs

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    There is no program I enjoy teaching more than Animal Signs. Whenever I go outside to look for animal tracks, I feel like I ... Read more »

  • Phenology

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    WARNING: These notes contain references to blood, guts, excrement, and death. Sensitive readers may wish to close this document now. Still with me? ... Read more »

  • Summer 2013 Institute Highlights!

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    Have you seen these stories and photos from our latest round of EPS Summer Institutes? Read more »

  • Snow

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    A local news channel started off with us for Sunday’s tour – with a local interest story about why in the world people would go ... Read more »

  • Winter Sampler

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    I was at the Arboretum and ready to give a tour on Sunday, but the nearly 7” of snow that had fallen overnight must have ... Read more »

  • Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Arboretum

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 :: ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Arboretum is prepared for snow and the skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking season. We have designated over 10 miles of ski trails for winter. ... Read more »

  • Arboretum Research Highlighted in Scientific American, December 2013

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013 :: ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Wetlands serve important roles as nature’s filters and protective buffers. Loss and degradation of wetlands continue to be of major global concern, and wetland restoration ... Read more »

  • 5th-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair Offers Wisconsin-made Gifts

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013 :: PRESS RELEASES

    The UW–Madison Arboretum will host the fifth-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum Visitor ... Read more »

  • Late Autumn Woodland Walk

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    As we started Sunday’s tour I noted that the temperature was about 10 F below normal—but then quickly corrected myself. In casual conversation we might ... Read more »

  • Woodland Walk

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Sunday Walk on November 3rd: Woodland Walk The weather was about 50 degrees and sunny; perfect for a walk through the woods. A lot ... Read more »

  • Woodlands Hike

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Finally, the fruits of another Wisconsin Autumn are nearly upon us. Our Friends of the Arboretum-funded hike began under blue skies with a nip ... Read more »

  • Indigenous Arts and Sciences Presents at SER 2013 World Conference

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    Indigenous Arts and Sciences Earth Partnership was recently given the opportunity to hold a symposium at the Society for Ecological Restoration 2013 World Conference on ... Read more »

  • Earth Partnership Shares in First-Ever University and Community Partnership Award

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS), Georgia Gómez-Ibánez and the Cambridge School District receive Chancellor Ward’s University and Community Partnership award! This first-ever award is given ... Read more »

  • New grant allows for expansion of Latino Earth Partnership program

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    Earth Partnership for schools has secured a two-year Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to fund its newest multicultural outreach program Read more »

  • High School Students Explore Ecological Restoration through Latino EPS-Sponsored Arboretum Visit

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    LEP hosted 17 members of Centro Hispano’s Escalera Program at the arboretum on July 1, 2013. Read more »

  • Latino Earth Partnership Celebrates Succesful Summer 2013 Internships

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    Latino EPS provides a review of its high school and college student internships this past summer. Read more »

  • CURTIS PRAIRIE

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Sunday’s tour focused on the John T. Curtis Prairie. September 20th marked the 100th anniversary of Curtis’s birth, and we chose to spend the ... Read more »

  • Earth Partnership for Schools is a Natural Fit with Next Generation Science Standards

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 :: EARTH PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

    How our longstanding schoolyard restoration program fulfills principles of new nationwide standards. Read more »

  • 2013 Leopold Restoration Award Winners

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 :: FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM

    The Friends of the Arboretum honored Don and Donna Justin, Matt Millen, and John Shillinglaw at its twelfth annual Leopold Restoration Awards banquet on October ... Read more »

  • Friends Special Event: An Extraordinary, Garden-Variety Solution to Deforestation and Poverty in Central America

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013 :: FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM

    Join us as Florence Reed, president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International, shares a story of hope and success in preserving our planet’s tropical forests ... Read more »

  • Storm water treatment will strip phosphorus from Arboretum pond

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 :: PRESS RELEASES

    The UW Arboretum’s Marion Dunn Pond will soon be home to a pilot project aimed at snatching the phosphorus and sediment from storm water before ... Read more »

  • Brush and Tree removal at Marion Dunn Pond this Summer

    FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 :: ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Ten years ago, this stormwater detention pond was dredged and new outlets to West Wingra Marsh were installed. Since that time, brush and trees have ... Read more »

  • Butterflies (and moths) Flutterby

    SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    We naturalists don’t usually report in from the family tours, but we had some unfinished business from today’s family walk (unidentified caterpillar), so I thought ... Read more »

  • Greene Prairie and Grady Tract Savanna

    SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    It was a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, but a few avid hikers met me at the Grady Tract parking lot and we ventured off ... Read more »

  • PUBLIC TOUR - Wetlands

    SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    The air was thick as our group of twenty took off from the visitor center this past Sunday afternoon. On the bike ride over ... Read more »

  • Public Tour – Grady Oak Savanna

    SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    Our tour began by walking along the path parallel to Seminole Highway, toward the V1 trail marker, where I pointed out a large decaying stump. ... Read more »

  • Prairie in Blue and White

    SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    The prairie is in its blue and white color phase right now. Most of what is blooming is one of those two colors – with touches of yellow added. Read more »

  • Solstice – Friday, June 21st, 2013

    FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    I welcomed the group on our annual tour to celebrate the day of the summer solstice or, colloquially, Midsummer day. I say the day of the summer solstice, because the solstice is an actual moment in time – it is not an entire day. Read more »

  • Early Summer on Curtis Prairie

    SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 :: NATURALISTSNOTES

    It was overcast, warm, and windy on today’s Curtis prairie tour—beautiful. Perhaps you have already noticed the construction at the visitor center? The deck, which ... Read more »