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The invasive "jumping worm" (genus Amynthas).

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As Summer Takes Hold, So Do the Jumping Worms

“At the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, study of the worms began after they were discovered on the grounds in 2013. ‘They may have a cascading, behind-the-scenes impact that might not…

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Jumping worms in soil

Jumping Worms Are Eating — And Altering — Wisconsin's Forest and Garden Soils

After months of cold and snow, the arrival of mild spring weather is beckoning gardeners around Wisconsin. Yet increasingly, green thumbs are being tested by invasive pests that can wreak…

Forest Path through Cut-Leaved Toothwort

The Arboretum: A Living Exhibit of Wisconsin

The UW–Madison Arboretum is an important resource for both the city of Madison and the University. Larry Meiller talks with the director about what goes on in its 1,200 acres.


Photo of Brad Herrick by Steve Apps, Wisconsin State Journal

Protecting the prairie: UW Arboretum begins final phase of decade-long stormwater management

Work has begun on the final phase of a $6.8 million effort to protect the UW Arboretum from urban runoff, which has washed out trails, eroded the land and helped…