Tuesday, April 23, 2013

University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum


The University of Wisconsin Arboretum is located in Madison, Wisconsin.  It covers 1200 acres and borders the southern half of Lake Wingra.  It was formed in the early 1930s when the University decided to re-establish natural landscapes on the existing fields and pastures.  Today the arboretum describes its restored ecosystems as the oldest and most extensive in the United States.   It includes prairies, marshlands, savannas, and conifer and deciduous forests. The arboretum is a great place to bird watch.  You can see barred owls, thrush, American woodcock, and an assortment of other birds.


The trails and parking lot are open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  Admission is free.

12 comments:

  1. I'll bet this is a great place for science students to learn and do field studies. It looks like it would be a fun place to spend the day too.

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  2. I love that there are places like this in the world that are well taken care of!

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    1. It's nice that people care about conserving the environment!

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  3. Wow, that's a lot of different types of vegetation!!

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  4. Nature soon takes advantage when you give her a hand and it is not just the plants that benefit as you have shown.
    Ann

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    1. It's nice to have places like this where we can enjoy the beauty of nature.

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