Invasive jumping worms threaten soil health in Wisconsin, including in Dane County where the population has infested the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. Brad Herrick leads crews of volunteers to survey for the worms so that researchers can study their movements and possibly find ways to halt their spread.
In this episode of "Were U Wondering," Brad Herrick, an ecologist and research program manager at the UW–Madison Arboretum, explains why earthworms dig out of the soil when it rains, and you see them littering the sidewalks.
The new system will include an array of 66 photovoltaic modules that are projected to produce 32,300 kilowatt-hours in the first year of operation.
In May, the street was temporarily closed due to the high volume of pedestrian and bicycle usage during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic. When the road reopens, the speed limit will be reduced from 25 mph to 20 mph.
Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .
With the snow melted, the warmth of the spring sun brings the Arboretum back to joyous life. Flowers bloom, birds sing, shoots arise from the soil. Enjoy this look at spring’s wonderful renewal of the earth.
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.
For students looking to get off the beaten path and immerse themselves in nature, the Arboretum also has numerous maintained trails through all of their restored ecological communities.
New research is good news for ecologists and horticulturalists who are working to slow or stop the spread of the worms. But little remains known about the life cycle of these damaging invaders or how to stop them.
The Arboretum is recognized because of its restored habitats, landscape architecture, education and research, architectural elements, and its hosting of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s.
Prescribed fire restores a natural process, stimulates native vegetation growth and seed production, improves wildlife habitat, and provides valuable training and research opportunities.
Public figures and community readers will give voice to Aldo Leopold’s keen observations and eloquent philosophy as written in "A Sand County Almanac" and other works of the noted conservationist, a former UW–Madison faculty member.
Journey North has more than 60,000 registered participants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take photographs and submit observations.
The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison's Arboretum.
This past summer, volunteers began the Arboretum’s first-ever effort to systematically track dragonfly populations, in hopes of gaining insight into the many waterways the Arboretum is charged with protecting.
The conference offers a day of expert-led workshops and tours to help all gardeners, from beginner to experienced, learn to create beautiful restorative landscapes that play a broader ecological role and support biodiversity.
Little can compare to spring in the UW Arboretum — especially when that spring was slow to show its face. In the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens, the blossoming trees, buzzing bees and strutting turkeys celebrate the return of warm weather in Madison.
Funk Factory of Madison is brewing two new beers flavored with ingredients from the Arboretum: Osage orange and American persimmon.