• Sunday, May 28

    Stories in the Land: Tales of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum
    MFA Exhibit at UW–Madison

    All day

    The UW–Madison Arboretum is rich in history, research, and beauty. Liz Anna Kozik, a graduate student in Design Studies, has created visual stories of Arboretum past and present for her Master of Fine Arts exhibition told through tapestries in the Visitor Center, comics to read, and signs placed on the grounds. Kozik focuses on the history of Curtis Prairie—the first prairie restoration in the world. The exhibit will be on view April 22 through June 8.

  • Wednesday, May 31

    Stories in the Land: Tales of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum
    MFA Exhibit at UW–Madison

    All day

    The UW–Madison Arboretum is rich in history, research, and beauty. Liz Anna Kozik, a graduate student in Design Studies, has created visual stories of Arboretum past and present for her Master of Fine Arts exhibition told through tapestries in the Visitor Center, comics to read, and signs placed on the grounds. Kozik focuses on the history of Curtis Prairie—the first prairie restoration in the world. The exhibit will be on view April 22 through June 8.

  • Saturday, June 3

    Ecological Restoration Work Party
    Wingra Oak Savanna

    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at Arbor Dr. parking lot, off Monroe St. More information: 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

  • Sunday, June 4

    Stories in the Land: Tales of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum
    MFA Exhibit at UW–Madison

    All day

    The UW–Madison Arboretum is rich in history, research, and beauty. Liz Anna Kozik, a graduate student in Design Studies, has created visual stories of Arboretum past and present for her Master of Fine Arts exhibition told through tapestries in the Visitor Center, comics to read, and signs placed on the grounds. Kozik focuses on the history of Curtis Prairie—the first prairie restoration in the world. The exhibit will be on view April 22 through June 8.

  • Sunday, June 4

    Exploring Curtis and Teal Pond Wetlands
    Walk

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Learn how these wetlands have been affected by urbanization as well as ecological restoration, and discover the wildlife habitat they provide. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Wednesday, June 7

    Stories in the Land: Tales of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum
    MFA Exhibit at UW–Madison

    All day

    The UW–Madison Arboretum is rich in history, research, and beauty. Liz Anna Kozik, a graduate student in Design Studies, has created visual stories of Arboretum past and present for her Master of Fine Arts exhibition told through tapestries in the Visitor Center, comics to read, and signs placed on the grounds. Kozik focuses on the history of Curtis Prairie—the first prairie restoration in the world. The exhibit will be on view April 22 through June 8.

  • Saturday, June 10

    Ecological Restoration Work Party
    Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at the Visitor Center. More information: 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

  • Saturday, June 10

    Permaculture
    Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join Kate Heiber-Cobb, founder of the Madison Area Permaculture Guild, and Marian Farrior, Arboretum outreach specialist, as they explore urban permaculture design and highlight permaculture functions of woody plants in the collection. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Saturday, June 10

    Strawberry Moon
    Night Walk

    8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Many Native North American tribes called June’s full moon the Strawberry, or Heart-berry, Moon (full June 9). Watch for its rise as our hike ends, look and listen for wildlife who may be stirring in the dark. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Sunday, June 11

    Greene Prairie
    Walk

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Explore Greene Prairie’s mosaic of grasses dotted with color from phlox, blue-eyed grass, yellow star grass, and up to 30 other species. Meet at Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.

  • Sunday, June 11

    Who’s That Buzzing in Your Ear?
    Family Walk

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Discover the fun and fascinating world of insects on a walk designed for families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Wednesday, June 14

    Woodland, Savanna, and Prairie Gardens
    Native Plant Garden Tour

    7 p.m.

    Celebrate late spring by visiting our woodland, savanna, and prairie gardens. This tour, led by Arboretum native plant gardener Susan Carpenter, provides an overview of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Saturday, June 17

    Ecological Restoration Work Party
    Grady Tract

    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd. More information: 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

  • Saturday, June 17

    Woody Plants of China
    Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join Stephen Nystrand, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens technician, on a tour highlighting diverse and fascinating plants of Chinese origin within the collection. Learn the history, cultural significance, economic importance, and landscape use of ginkgo, dawn redwood, maples, flowering quinces, and much more. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Sunday, June 18

    Curtis Prairie
    Walk

    1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Explore Curtis Prairie—the first restored prairie in the world. Learn about the resilience of our native ecosystems and their associated plant and animal families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Wednesday, June 21

    What’s Blooming?
    Native Plant Garden Tour

    7 p.m.

    Join Susan Carpenter, Arboretum native plant gardener, to find, compare, and learn about flowers on native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Wednesday, June 21

    Summer Solstice
    Night Walk

    8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Enjoy a sunset walk on the longest day of the year and learn some fun facts about the solstice. Meet at the Visitor Center.

  • Thursday, June 22

    Conserving Monarch Butterflies: All Hands on Deck
    Talk

    7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

    The monarch butterfly population has significantly declined over the last 20 years, primarily due loss of breeding habitat in the north central U.S. Researchers, citizens, and government agencies are studying habitat needs. Laura Lukens and Kyle Kasten will discuss these efforts, their research, and the role of citizen science. The speakers study monarch habitat restoration and work on a national citizen science program. More info and registration at the link.

  • Saturday, June 24

    Ecological Restoration Work Party
    Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at the Visitor Center. More information: 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

  • Sunday, June 25

    Prairies and Savannas on the Grady Tract
    Walk

    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Keep your eyes open for June bloomers of the Grady Tract. Showy butterfly-weed and subdued New Jersey tea both attract bees for nectar. Learn about these and other flora-fauna associations of the Grady grasslands. Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.

  • Sunday, June 25

    Discovering Flight
    Family Nature Program

    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Birds, bats, insects: how do animals fly? Observe flight in animals and learn differences and similarities. Naturalist-led hike, 1:30–2:30 p.m., indoor activities, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.