Tag Arboretum

Student art exhibit explores Arboretum prairies through comics, stories

April 27, 2017

As part of her master of fine arts thesis, Liz Anna Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

Oberhauser named director of Arboretum

April 25, 2017

Internationally known monarch butterfly researcher Karen Oberhauser, a University of Minnesota conservation biologist, is returning to UW–Madison, where she studied as an undergraduate. Oberhauser has accepted the position of UW–Madison Arboretum director.

Spring is prescribed fire season for UW–Madison prairies

March 21, 2017

The smoke floating above the University of Wisconsin–Arboretum today signals that the prescribed fire season is underway at the Arboretum and Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum’s annual account of spring

March 7, 2017

Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW–Madison Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 is leading to earlier spring activity in some plants and animals.

Search committee chooses 3 finalists for UW Arboretum director

February 2, 2017

Widely recognized as the site of historic research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world.

Sunrise at the Arboretum

January 4, 2017

The sun rose on a cold and quiet University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on Jan. 4. Temperatures were only in the single digits, and most students were still gone on winter break.

Arboretum prairies offer rare refuge for vanishing bumblebee

October 4, 2016

A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek endangered status for the rusty-patched bumblebee has focused renewed attention on bumblebees living in the 1,200-acre natural area.

Voracious Asian jumping worms strip forest floor and flood soil with nutrients

September 8, 2016

Asian jumping worms, an invasive species first found in Wisconsin in 2013, may do their work too well, speeding up the exit of nutrients from the soil before plants can process them.

Arboretum director search underway

August 2, 2016

The site of seminal research in ecological restoration, the Arboretum remains home to the oldest restored ecological communities in the world.

Prescribed burn at Arboretum

March 29, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum’s fire crew plans to conduct prescribed burns in the Native Plant Garden plots around the Arboretum Visitor Center.

Arboretum review seeks to strengthen iconic research program

February 24, 2016

The Arboretum was dedicated in 1934 and has served as a laboratory for generations of field ecologists, including the iconic conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Photo essay: A Birthday Feast for the Eyes

September 19, 2013

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ecologist John T. Curtis' birth on Sept. 20, 1913, we share some moments from a recent early morning spent exploring Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.