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Cross-country skiers at the UW–Madison Arboretum (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW Communications)

Cross-country skiers at the UW–Madison Arboretum (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW Communications)

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Ski and Snowshoe Trail Information, 2018–19

The Arboretum is prepared for snow! For visitors, that means a season of skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking. Winter hiking is permitted on all 17 miles of Arboretum trails unless otherwise …

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Native Plant Garden in winter

Gardening with Native Plants: Gardener's Bookshelf

In quiet December, our gardens have short days, patterns in ice, drifted snow, bare branches, snow-capped bird nests, dried stalks, and hardy winter animals. Indoor garden tasks are in progress: …

Badger Volunteers in Curtis Prairie

On the Trails: Volunteers Blaze Through Trail Improvements

Water can cause major trail damage, and we had a lot of rain this summer, with more than 25 inches of total rainfall. Flooding inundated a number of prairie trails—and …

Erica Lee, development specialist

New Staff: Erica Lee, Development Specialist

The Arboretum welcomed Erica Lee on September 13 as the new full-time development specialist. Erica brings with her more than 20 years of development experience and a love of natural …

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