Recent Sightings On Earth Day, the world pauses

April 22, 2020
Sunlight shines through a stand of pine trees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum during spring on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison) Photo by: Bryce Richter

Sunlight shines through a stand of pine trees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum this week.Today is Earth Day, which campus is marking with events and a virtual conference. UW–Madison alumnus Gaylord Nelson’s idea of a “national day for the environment” resulted in the first Earth Day 50 years ago on April 22, 1970.

Photo by Bryce Richter