Arboretum Corps of Discovery Exhibit opened Saturday July 2 at the Arboretum Visitor Center.

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011 The Arboretum Corps of Discovery consists of a group of dedicated volunteers who have been trained to provide an esthetic documentation of the natural beauty and history of the Arboretum through writing, photography, sketching, and painting. The exhibit, on display at the Visitor Center through the end of August, showcases their work. It also highlights the modern Corps of Discovery concept which was developed by three biologists at the Illinois Natural History Survey, and is based on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Reception at the Visitor Center, July 10, 1:00-3:00.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.