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A CCC crew prepares part of what is now Curtis Prairie for planting.

The CCC and the Arboretum Arboretum News

In light of this month’s 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) arrival at the UW–Madison Arboretum, Sunday’s public walk was devoted to the history of the CCC 2670th …

American groundnut

Wingra Oak Savanna and Monroe Street Environs Naturalists’ Notes

I enjoy all tours I lead at the Arboretum, but I take particular delight in this one because I come at it from so many different angles: naturalist, guide, neighbor, …

Black-eyed Susan

Curtis Prairie Naturalists’ Notes

The term “Dog Days” refers to the old Egyptian complaint that the Dog Star, Sirius, brings with it the devastating heat and drought of midsummer. Fortunately for those of us …