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UW Arboretum

1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
(608) 263-7888 https://arboretum.wisc.edu/

December 2019

Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The…

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Effigy Mounds in the Arboretum

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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The Arboretum contains rare, intact effigy mound groups, among the few remaining of hundreds built in our area more than…

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Our Feathered Friends

December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Because birds are easier to spot when leaves are off trees, this is a good time for youngsters to learn…

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Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 28, 2019 at 9:00 am

UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The…

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Effigy Mounds—Considering the People, Culture, and Environment

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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For hundreds of years, earthen mounds—including effigies of animals and conical and linear shapes—were built by Native peoples in southern…

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Sights, Sounds, and Smells of the Arboretum

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Awaken your senses on a naturalist-led walk during this serene time of year. Free, no registration required. Meet at the…

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Dane County Watershed Network Gathering

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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During this gathering, each water-related group in Dane County will have the change to give a quick “3-minute, 3-slide” overview…

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Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The…

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Solstice Night Walk

December 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Join us for a naturalist-led sunset walk on the shortest day of the year. Free, no registration required. Meet at…

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Winter Birds Walk

December 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, and other birds spend the entire year here. Some species consider our area “south for the…

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Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 28, 2019 at 9:00 am

UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The…

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Conifers Walk

December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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The Arboretum is home to many species of conifers. You will learn about pines, spruces, and firs, how to distinguish…

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New Year’s Eve Night Walk

December 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Join us for a naturalist-led holiday trail walk, a cup of hot chocolate, and a peaceful welcome to the New…

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January 2020

Ecological Restoration Work Party

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet…

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Phenology Walk

January 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Aldo Leopold and his graduate students kept journals to record the timing of natural events (phenology) in Wisconsin and at…

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UW Arboretum Bluebird Trail Winter Enrichment Lecture

January 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Sylvia Marek, Arboretum naturalist, and Jessica Ross, Arboretum citizen science coordinator. Fee: $10. Register by January 6.

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Full Wolf Moon Night Walk

January 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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This moon was named for wolves howling on cold winter nights under a full moon. Learn a few tips for…

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Ecological Restoration Work Party

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet…

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Looking for Animal Signs Walk

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Winter offers unique opportunities to see tracks and other signs left by animals as they move through the landscape. Learn…

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The Nature of Snow Family Walk

January 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Snow comes in many forms, and it is said that no two snowflakes are alike. We will explore the science…

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How Winter and Invasive Plants Modify Small Mammal Behavior in Wisconsin Forests

January 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Winter Enrichment Lecture John Orrock, professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UW–Madison. Fee: $10. Register by January 13.

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Ecological Restoration Work Party

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet…

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Winter Wonderland Walk

January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Even when the ground is frozen and the air is cold, beauty and activity abound in the natural world. Springs…

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Citizen Science at the Arboretum – Winter Enrichment Lecture

January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Jessica Ross, citizen science coordinator, UW–Madison Arboretum. Fee: $10. Register by January 20.

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Ecological Restoration Work Party

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet…

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January Thaw Walk

January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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It is common in the Midwest to experience a few days of warming later in the month. Learn about the…

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Cold Outside, Barely Warm Inside

January 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Family Nature Program Did you know there are animals that nearly freeze to death on purpose? They stay just warm…

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The Tallgrass Prairie—A Conversation

January 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Cindy Crosby, author, instructor, and interpretive trainer on natural history. Fee: $10. Register by January 27.

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