Arboretum Featured In Aerial Artistry ProjectTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Wisconsinites often claim they love the state’s four seasons, including autumn in all its glory. Those in the UW–Madison community often claim they study, live and work on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. And Badgers around the world often claim their fondest memories are of days spent on campus. It’s hard to argue with these claims when images such as these — made recently by University Communications photographers via helicopter — capture the stunning beauty of lakes, a vibrant campus within a bustling city, tiny dots of people going about daily life and Mother Nature’s captivating colors. The Arboretum is lucky enough to be one of those great settings in this Aerial Artistry project: 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.