Arboretum News

Fire crew burning Curtis Prairie in 2019

Prescribed fire in Curtis Prairie, 2018

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Spring Is Prescribed Fire Season

Prescribed fire season is underway at the UW–Madison Arboretum and Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Both university natural areas manage many acres of remnant and restored prairies, oak savannas, and oak …

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Skunk cabbage in Wingra Woods

What's in Bloom?

This is a selective list of popular blooming horticultural plants in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens (LHG) and native plants in the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden and natural areas. Estimated bloom times …

Baltimore oriole

Spring Bird Hikes

More than 170 bird species can be seen at the Arboretum throughout the year. We will offer 5 bird hikes during spring migration, led by experienced birders. All experience levels …

Pasqueflower blooming among dried grasses in spring

Gardening with Native Plants: Spring Season Begins

April brings sharp and welcome seasonal change. While meteorological spring begins March 1 and lasts for three months, astronomical spring begins on the equinox (March 20 this year) and ends …