For several years, a lively group of sustainability staff, faculty, and students has come together in the middle of the fall semester for the UW System Sustainability Conference. During these meetings, participants discuss best practices …
Student art exhibit explores Arboretum prairies through comics, stories
As part of her master of fine arts thesis, design studies student Liz Anna Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison …
Protecting disappearing bumblebees
On March 21, the rusty-patched bumble bee officially became the first bumble bee listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Populations of this bee have been found in the UW Arboretum.
Seeing signs of early spring? You’re not alone
Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 – a few snowstorms notwithstanding – is leading to earlier spring activity in some species.
Arboretum shelters rare bumblebees
The UW Arboretum still has wild populations of the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is currently under consideration for endangered species status.