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Snapshot Wisconsin: Trail cams to document state’s wildlife

May 17, 2016

With the help of satellites and a global crowd-sourced database, Wisconsin’s wildlife will soon have its prime time moment.

No snow, no hares: Climate change pushes emblematic species north

March 30, 2016

UW researchers report that the range of the snowshoe hare in Wisconsin is creeping north by about five and a half miles per decade.

Veterinary medicine partnership with community saves baby crane

December 18, 2015

A young Wisconsin sandhill crane is back to full health and flying south for the winter thanks to a partnership with the School of Veterinary medicine.

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.

Bad news for bats: deadly fungus persists in caves

December 14, 2012

Researchers have found that the organism that causes deadly white-nose syndrome persists in caves long after it has killed the bats in those caves. A study just published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology shows that the fungus can survive in soil for months, even years, after the bats have departed.