Tag Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Ducking into spring
Several mallards celebrated the first official day of spring on March 20 by taking a swim on the rapidly expanding patches of open water on Lake Mendota.
Embracing the cold, dark winter
Instead of complaining about the long, cold midwinter nights, a group of enthusiastic hikers have been embracing them, joining a series of socially distanced nature hikes sponsored by Outdoor UW.
Spring’s arrival provides reassurance
With the COVID-19 crisis roiling life on campus and all over the world, it's reassuring to see that spring arrived on Thursday, March 19. This year's spring equinox arrived early, and it was welcome.
On Saturday, participants in UW–Madison's Family Weekend gathered seeds from native prairie plants in the Biocore Prairie of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the UW campus. The prairie is a site for lab courses, research projects, service learning, and collaborative research and teaching efforts.
Summer Sweet Spots: Lakeshore Path
The Lakeshore Path is the ribbon that ties the entire Lakeshore Nature Preserve together. It's a great place to walk, run or bicycle and contemplate the beautiful view of the lake and the woods.
Prescribed fires begin at Arboretum, Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Prescribed fire restores a natural process, stimulates native vegetation growth and seed production, improves wildlife habitat, and provides valuable training and research opportunities.
8 ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer
Whether you’re looking to cool off in the heat or get some exercise outdoors, here is a list of eight ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer.
Prescribed fire season starts at Arboretum, preserve
The spring prescribed fire season is underway at the UW–Madison Arboretum and the campus’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve, and several fires are planned for Wednesday, March 28.
Lakeshore researchers learn to fight weeds by studying them
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.