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Research Update: What Are We Learning about Jumping Worms? Arboretum News

Invasive jumping worms (Amynthas spp.) continue to be a hot topic in the media, at local garden clubs and plant sales, and in the research community. Ever since jumping worms …

Northern amber bumble bee, Bombus borealis, approaches blooming milk vetch. Note the small golden milkweed pollinia attached to its legs and mandibles. (Photo: Susan Carpenter)

Gardening with Native Plants: Planning Spring Plantings Arboretum News

Even with only 28 days, somehow February can stretch from the depths of winter to very early signs of spring. In this month of contrasts, you may see bare branches …

Karen Oberhausen, UW–Madison Arboretum director (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)

Director’s Note Arboretum News

My daily walk to work takes me through pines planted by Aldo Leopold and the first restored prairie in the world—which was established out of the early vision and experiments …