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Arboretum naturalist Kathy Miner leads a tour as part of volunteer steward training, which takes to the field every spring. The prospective stewards are at the Arboretum’s Wingra Oak Savanna, where Kathy weaves natural history, historical stories, and poetry into her tour.

Stride into Spring as a Steward Arboretum News

Winter can be gray and gloomy, or bright blue and enticing. As you read this you may have forgotten that spring will come, or you may be soaking up unseasonably warm …

Mouse tracks

Animal Signs Naturalists’ Notes

“The first track is the end of a string. At the far end, a being is moving; a mystery, dropping a hint about itself every so many feet. Telling you …

During a winter morning on Dec. 15, 2015, a still-groggy, 36-pound adult coyote opens his eyes after being caught, sedated and tested at Curtis Prairie at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum as part of a research effort to study the behavior of growing fox and coyote populations in the city of Madison. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Urban Canid Project Helps Track Madison's Coyotes and Prevent Conflicts In the Media

The Arboretum participates in the UW Urban Canid Project, which trapped, tagged, and collared two coyotes here in mid-December. This …