We hope you’ll join us for a fascinating (virtual) talk all about the incredible life cycle and migratory habits of the monarch butterfly. You’ll also find out how you can support the continuing conservation efforts of this iconic insect. This presentation is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this meeting: […]
The “Lost City” sounds like a fairy tale, but in the forest of the UW Arboretum lies the ruins of a failed community. WORT volunteer Kathy Miner will lead a class and tour of the abandoned and forgotten Lake Forest development project. The class takes place Saturday, November 16 from 1pm to 3pm. Kathy Miner […]
In this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM’s hunter/gatherer Lincoln Tice explores the search for wild edibles, or in other words, foraging. With a little bit of education, anyone can find edible plants and fruits right from their own backyard or neighborhood. Lincoln’s guest is Kelly Schwartz, who just happens to also be a […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we look into pollinators, very appropriate this time of year. But, we focus on the endangered Rusty-patched bumble bee with our guest Susan Carpenter, outreach specialist and native planet gardener at the UW Arboretum. She tells PNM’s Will Cushman that about 12 species of bumble bees visit […]
(WORT)–A local program that engages students and communities in environmental education received a national grant from the Environmental Protection Agency this May. UW-Madison Arboretum’s Earth Partnership Program continues not only to thrive, but also to diversify with initiatives like the Latino Earth Partnership and Indigenous Arts and Sciences.