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A Native Plant Sale shopper admires pots of prairie grasses

A Native Plant Sale shopper admires pots of prairie grasses (Photo: Kathy King)

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Native Plant Sale: Dormant in 2020, Will Return in 2021

For 30 years, the Native Plant Sale held at the UW–Madison Arboretum has provided local gardeners with a reliable source for native plants. Since 1990, the Friends of the Arboretum…

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Update on Monarch Numbers

The forest area occupied by monarch butterflies in Mexico during the winter of 2019–20 was 2.83 hectares (a hectare is 2.47 acres, almost the size of two football fields), down…

Curtis Pond in late summer

Curtis Pond Rehabilitation Project

A major project is underway in Curtis Prairie to rehabilitate and restore an important stormwater retention pond. Visitors should watch for construction traffic on McCaffrey Drive and expect some trail…

studio portrait of Steve Ackerman by Jeff Miller / UW–Madison

Steve Ackerman Named Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at UW–Madison

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has named Steve Ackerman as the next Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE). News story»

The vice chancellor for research and graduate education…

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