ARBORETUM NEWS (FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM)

Friends 2015 Annual Meeting is June 6

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

The Friends will celebrate another year of providing interesting and enlightening programs, activities and trips for our members and financial and volunteer support for the Arboretum on June , 2015.

The day begins with a delicious buffet breakfast and fund raising silent auction, followed by our business meeting and short reports.

The highlight of the morning will be a presentation from Susan Borkin, entomologist at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM). From monarch to cabbage white to endangered Karner blue, more than 150 species of butterflies have been recorded in Wisconsin.

Discover what features they share in common plus differences that make each species unique. Susan will also talk about efforts underway to help conserve some of Wisconsin’s rarest butterflies.

To learn more about the annual meeting and program, click here.

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.