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Jumping worms in soil

Jumping worms in granular soil that indicates their presence.

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UW Arboretum Launches Community-based Research Survey on Jumping Worms

Jumping worms are a group of non-native invasive earthworms that are invading forests, gardens, and landscaped areas throughout the United States. The first confirmed population of jumping worms in Wisconsin…

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Four people planting a terrace rain garden at Neighborhood House

Protecting Lake Wingra Calls for Collaboration

As the saying goes, “it takes a village” to be truly ready for the next big rainstorm. At least, that’s how the Arboretum sees it. Most of the Arboretum’s 1,200…

Arboretum Visitor Center in July with blooming native plants

Dedicated Volunteers Return in Key Roles this Fall

As UW–Madison prepares to reopen campus and resume in-person classes and activities, Arboretum staff and volunteers are resuming a regular schedule of Saturday restoration work parties, along with other public…

Rain garden in the Native Plant Garden. Photo: Susan Day

Gardening with Native Plants: Rain Gardens in Drought

In September, the garden usually experiences cooler high and low daily temperatures and decreasing rainfall compared to the summer months. Plant growth slows and some species enter dormancy. Fall-blooming species…