Tag Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Lakeshore researchers learn to fight weeds by studying them

July 12, 2017

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments.

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.

Aldo Leopold series involves community in environmental discussions

December 20, 2016

UW-Madison will honor pioneering conservationist Aldo Leopold’s legacy and connect it to our time with a wide-ranging series of seminars, lectures, and workshops.

Giving Lakeshore a lift

October 31, 2016

On Oct. 23, midshipmen from UW–Madison's Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps turned out to tidy up Lakeshore Nature Preserve, removing invasive species and litter, collecting seeds and spreading mulch to redefine trails.

Old technology provides modern lessons to archaeology students

July 28, 2016

Students in anthropology Professor Mark Kenoyer's Ancient Technology and Invention course were working recently under a beating hot sun at the outdoor UW–Madison Experimental Archaeology Lab near Picnic Point.

Wondrous woods

July 11, 2016

Muir Woods consists of a 7-acre forested tract northwest of Bascom Hall and east of the Sewell Social Science Building. In many ways, it is one of those little secrets that hides in full view. The formal name for this area is John Muir Park, a tribute to the great naturalist who once lived in North Hall just across the road.

Wild, wild campus: A visual sampling of the creatures among us

June 16, 2015

A campus wouldn’t be a campus without bricks and mortar, without indoor spaces to teach and learn and conduct research — especially when winter hits hard across the Midwest. But at UW–Madison, we also place great value on outdoor spaces, those spots where nature has dibs.

Recent sightings: Sewing seeds

July 19, 2011

Undergraduate Jenna Mertz, an intern with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, uses a hand spreader to disperse a mixture of grass and wildflower seeds …