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Wed, Jun 21


UW-Madison Arboretum

Walk with a Naturalist - UW-Madison Arboretum

The Arboretum is the birthplace of the study of ecological restoration and is still dedicated to research today. Walk through the world’s oldest planted prairie and into restored and remnant oak savannas.

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Time & Location

Jun 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711, USA


About the event

Learn more about the composition and function of these natural communities from the soil to the treetops, and about the process and priorities of management and restoration at the Arboretum.

Where: 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711. There are two ways to reach the Visitor Center. Visit for details. The building is closed in the evenings, so we will meet at the front door.

Trip Leaders:

Darcy Kind is a conservation biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Darcy works as a private lands biologist in the Driftless Area and focuses on improving habitat for at-risk species. She was a former board member of the Friends of the Arboretum and is on a panel to review the Arboretum Research Fellowships.

Mia Keady is an Environment and Resources PhD student at UW-Madison. Mia is interested in soil microbial ecology and carbon dynamics in grasslands. She is studying how above-ground inputs (plant litter) and below-ground inputs (roots and microbes) build carbon in long-term research sites at the Arboretum.

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